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Man, 36, dies in southwest Bloomington crash

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Updated: August 8, 2023 at 9:16 AM CDT
Authorities identified the driver who died as Ronald Bethard Jr., 36, of Pontiac.

Authorities say a 36-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in southwest Bloomington.

Bloomington Police said the crash happened at the intersection of Beich and Ashley roads shortly after 10:30 a.m.

According to a joint news release from the Bloomington Police Department and the McLean County Coroner's office, 36-year-old Ronald Bethard Jr. of Pontiac died of multiple injuries in the crash. Police say Bethard was driving a postal service vehicle that collided with a sport utility vehicle.

Toxicology testing is pending.

Police said the McLean County Accident Reconstruction Team also responded to the scene.

Bloomington Police ask anyone with information to call the department at (309) 820-8888. Tips can be sent anonymously by calling the department’s Crime & Intelligence Analysis Unit (CIAU) at (309) 434-2963, emailing ciau@cityblm.org or texting the BPDTIPS to 847411.

Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.