One dead in single-vehicle rollover, police investigatingPosted: Updated:
PEORIA -- Police are investigating a deadly single-vehicle rollover wreck that closed 91st Avenue between Union Hills and Beardsley for several hours Friday morning.
Police said the call came in at about 3:20 a.m.
The Dodge four-by-four was headed north on 91st Avenue when the driver crossed into the southbound lanes. The vehicle flipped and slammed into a wall, bursting into flames.
When firefighters knocked down the fire, they found a body in the passenger seat. Nobody knew there was anybody in the vehicle until then. Flames kept officers from getting close to it.
Investigators were on the scene for much of the morning as they tried to determine just what happened.
Officers opened 91st Avenue to traffic at about 9 a.m.