LeRoy woman dies of injuries from crash

LeRoy woman dies of injuries from crash

LeROY — An autopsy conducted Tuesday afternoon indicated that a rural LeRoy woman died from blunt force injuries following an accident in Bloomington.

McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling said that Judith V. Covington, 35, died from multiple injuries, specifically to her head and chest.

Ms. Covington had been an employee of Randstad Technologies since May 2011 and was assigned at State Farm in Bloomington, Kimmerling said.

“Initial information indicates that she was headed to work (Tuesday) morning when the crash occurred,” Kimmerling said.

According to the coroner’s report, police and firefighters were called to a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck at the intersection of Towanda Barnes and Ireland Grove roads in Bloomington shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

While the unidentified driver of the pickup truck was not reported injured, the driver of the motorcycle, Ms. Covington, was taken to OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. She was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m.

The report said that the motorcycle was headed west on Ireland Grove and crossing Towanda Barnes when it collided with the eastbound pickup truck. Which driver had the right of way remained under investigation Tuesday afternoon.

Ms. Covington was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the report.

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