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The name of the man driving the vehicle who allegedly fatally struck a 73-year-old Nashville female bicyclist on August 8, 2023 has been released.
Corey A. Minemann, 36 of Ruma, was arrested on two counts of class 2 felony aggravated DUI causing death and one count of class 3 felony reckless homicide, according to a press release from Illinois State Police.
Randy M. Love was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. by Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger. According to a press release from Styninger in August, at 5:56 p.m., his office was dispatched to the scene of a bicyclist who had been struck by a vehicle on Oakdale Blacktop Road one mile east of Oakdale. He said it appeared Love was riding westbound on Oakdale Blacktop Road when she was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling in the same direction. The Illinois State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit as well as their Crime Scene Investigation Unit were called to the scene to assist in the investigation.
Other agencies at the scene were the Washington County Ambulance Service, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Coulterville Fire Department and Washington County EMA.
According to a press release from Illinois State Police in August, Illinois State Police Troop 8 responded to Oakdale Blacktop Road east of Cherry Street in Oakdale for a report of a pickup truck vs. bicyclist crash at 6:03 p.m. Love was declared dead on scene and the driver of the pickup truck remained on scene and reported no injuries.
ISP DCI agents followed up, leading a thorough investigation connecting Minemann to the incident. On February 5, a warrant was issued by a Washington County judge for Minemann’s arrest and he was taken into custody by ISP on February 6 in Randolph County. Minemann is currently being held in the Randolph County Jail awaiting a detention hearing.