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Anyone who saw the van in southeast Bloomington, or along U.S. 150 and Towanda Barnes Road between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, is asked to contact Detective Tim Power at 309-434-2579 or tpower@cityblm.org.

The McLean County Coroner's Office has identified a Carmel, Indiana, woman as the victim of a fatal car crash that occurred Wednesday in Bloomington.

One person was in police custody Wednesday, and a second person was also arrested Thursday, police said Friday morning.

Phyllis Graver, 79, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Bloomington's southeast side at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday.

Preliminary autopsy results show she died from cervical spine injuries due to the collision between a sports utility vehicle and a mini van. The SUV she was in left the roadway and rolled over after the crash, according to a press release from the McLean County Coroner's Office. Graver was the passenger.

The SUV driver, an unidentified older man, was seriously injured. He was transported to OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and is expected to survive.

The van driver, Darin R. Scott, 54, of Bloomington, was arrested Wednesday by the Bloomington Police Department near Morrissey Drive and Chrisman Lane in southeast Bloomington for hit and run and driving under the influence of alcohol. Scott was transported to the McLean County Jail.

He is scheduled to appear in court Friday to face formal charges.

A second person was arrested Thursday. Jakeb C. S. Collins, 22, of Bloomington, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.

The investigation is ongoing, and information has been forwarded to the state’s attorney’s office.

Witnesses reported they saw a red van leave the crash scene, traveling north on U.S. 150, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

Scott is due in court Tuesday on a previous DUI charge.

He also has several other traffic tickets, including failure to reduce speed and failure to give information or render aid after an accident in 2009 and driving on a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle in 2007, according to authorities.

Anyone who saw the van in southeast Bloomington, or along U.S. 150 and Towanda Barnes Road between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, is asked to contact Detective Tim Power at 309-434-2579 or tpower@cityblm.org.

If you want to remain anonymous, call McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s) you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

EMA SASIC is a senior journalism major and Editor-in-Chief and columnist for The Vidette. Any questions or comments regarding her column or The Vidette can be sent to vidette_esasic@ilstu.edu. Follow her on Twitter at @ema_sasic.

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