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Man faces reckless homicide charges in fiery 2023 crash in Bloomington

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A Bloomington man stands accused of reckless homicide following an investigation into a September vehicle crash that left another man dead at the scene.

Kameron Major, 26, was indicted by a grand jury and arrested by Bloomington Police last week, according to a news release from the department. Major had been charged with reckless homicide involving a motor vehicle and three counts of obstructing justice/destroying evidence.

The charges stem from a crash that happened in the early hours of Sept. 24 along the 1800 block of Springfield Road in Bloomington.

In a previous release, BPD said first responders were dispatched around 3:23 a.m. for a report of a crash and a vehicle on fire. A man was found in the passenger seat after firefighters extinguished a fire that had fully engulfed the car, the release said.

The McLean County coroner's office said the passenger, 27-year-old Trayvaye Clayton of Bloomington, died at the scene. A preliminary autopsy indicated he died from inhalation injuries and thermal burns.

The McLean County Accident Reconstruction Team was also called the scene; a previous news release indicated the crash involved the vehicle hitting a tree and subsequently catching fire.

Police said Major fled the scene of the accident and a police dog was used to find him several hundred yards away, laying at the base of tree line. He was taken to an area hospital for injuries and issued multiple citations, including improper lane usage and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

A grand jury indicted Major on Dec. 27 and he was arrested on a search warrant on Dec. 29.

Lyndsay Jones is a reporter at WGLT. She joined the station in 2021. You can reach her at lljone3@ilstu.edu.
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