Bloomington teen dies after being hit by van

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- A Bloomington teen has died from the injuries he suffered when he was hit by a van while riding his bicycle.

Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says 16-year-old Jonathon Barkulis was taken off life support on Saturday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Ingersoll says Barkulis had been unresponsive since the accident a week earlier.

Burkulis was riding his bike through an intersection in Bloomington when the accident happened.

Ingersoll says the teen was riding down an incline and didn't stop at a stop sign before being hit. Police say the van's driver wasn't at fault and wasn't ticketed.

The coroner says Barkulis wasn't wearing a helmet and an autopsy Sunday showed he died of head injuries.

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