WEST PEORIA (WEEK) – A West Peoria father was remembered Tuesday night after he was killed on Monday while riding a motorized bike.
Corey Griffin was 33-years-old.
He was hit an an intersection early Monday night at the intersection of Kellogg and Waverly Ave.
According to Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood, Griffin was riding a motorized bicycle without a helmet on at the time of the crash. An autopsy shows Griffin suffered multiple blunt force head injuries and likely died after the collision
25 News saw Griffin’s two children attend the vigil Tuesday night, and were told he was always the caring, funny guy who could find the bright side of any situation.
“He had a big heart. And he was a mans man. And he was uh, a good man. And I think that anybody who knows him will attest to any of those words.”
– Marc Smith Sr., Corey Griffin’s older cousin
Griffin was also a self-taught mechanic who learned welding.
The other driver from Monday night’s fatal crash has been cited for disobeying a stop sign and could face additional charges from the State’s Attorney.
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