Woman Killed by a Drunk Driver

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A man arrested for driving under the influence, Dewitt County Sheriff's said, he also hit and killed a woman.

It happened late Saturday night at the intersection of Bloomington and Franklin Streets.

Police said, Duane Boyer, 72, was arrested for a DUI after he ran over Cathrine Kohl, 38.

Sheriff Jered Shofner told WAND, "the driver that was arrested for a DUI lives less than four blocks from the tavern that he left. The accident occurred less than one block from this tavern. I think what this shows is the decision to drive impaired for any destination, two feet or 20 miles, can be deadly."

The sheriff added, the driver and the victim had a conversation that night.

Medical personnel tried to save her, but her injuries were too severe.

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