Second victim of Nov. fatal Tazewell County crash identified

Coroner called to crash scene at the Morton-Washington Blacktop and Harding Road
Coroner called to crash scene at the Morton-Washington Blacktop and Harding Road(25 News Now)
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 11:20 AM CST
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MORTON (25 News Now) - Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood is identifying a husband and wife killed in a crash in rural Morton on November 29.

Harwood says the driver and husband, Harold J. Mitchell, 84, of Tanglewood Drive in Pekin, was transported to St. Francis in critical condition but was pronounced deceased Saturday, December 3 at 5:40 p.m.

His cause of death was severe and multiple blunt force trauma injuries. His toxicology is pending.

His wife, 82-year-old Patricia Mitchell, died on November 29, from multiple blunt-force injuries from the same crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office.