Adalynn Sturm Obituary, 2-Year-Old Fatally Injured, Mother Arrested for DUI in Bloomington Crash

Adalynn Sturm Obituary, Fatal Crash РSo sorry to hear about this tragic incident. On July 2 in Bloomington, a 2-year-old girl named Adalynn Sturm from Normal, Illinois, lost her life in a car crash. The Peoria County Coroner, Jamie Harwood, confirmed that the toddler suffered multiple blunt-force trauma injuries, but it remains unclear whether she was properly restrained at the time of the accident.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 33-year-old Kiley Sturm, was Adalynn’s mother. She has been arrested and is facing charges of aggravated DUI involving death, DUI alcohol, improper lane usage, failure to wear a seat belt, and failure to restrain a child. Kiley Sturm was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while driving when the crash occurred at the intersection of Hershey Road and Gloucester Circle. According to reports, the vehicle struck a concrete bridge barrier railing.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the driver, Kiley Sturm, conscious but observed that Adalynn, her 2-year-old daughter, was unresponsive. The officers immediately initiated life-saving measures while awaiting the arrival of paramedics from the Bloomington Fire Department. Both Kiley Sturm and Adalynn were then transported to a nearby hospital, with Adalynn later being transferred to OSF St. Francis in Peoria.

Tragically, despite the efforts of medical professionals, Adalynn Sturm was pronounced deceased at 7:16 p.m. at OSF St. Francis. Bloomington Police Chief Jamal Simington expressed his deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the young victim. He emphasized the unfortunate reminder of the dangers associated with driving under the influence and acknowledged the emotional toll this incident has taken on the first responders involved.

The Bloomington Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into the crash. Detective Downing has been assigned to the case and can be reached at 309-434-2587 or jdowning@cityblm.org for anyone with information related to the incident. Additionally, the police department can be contacted at 309-820-8888.

The family of Adalynn Sturm has chosen to hold a private service, and she will be laid to rest at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, according to an obituary from Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home.

It is truly a heartbreaking event, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible and sober driving to ensure the safety of ourselves and others on the road.

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