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Woman with head injuries no longer at Peoria hospital

Hearing set for man charged with leaving scene

Keith J. Shomaker

DIXON – A Dixon woman who suffered severe head injuries when she was dragged by a car Saturday no longer is at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Kimberly Landwer, 25, was in critical condition at St. Francis late Sunday. She was dragged and run over about 6:50 p.m. the day before in the 100 block of East Seventh St., police said.

No further information on her condition was available Monday. The spokeswoman did not know if or where she might have been transferred.

Keith J. Shomaker, 19, of Dixon, was in Lee County Jail Monday on $50,000 bond, charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, a felony. He has a preliminary hearing June 26.

Responding to a 911, police call found Landwer unconscious in the road in front of Hometown Pantry, 110 E. Seventh St. Shomaker, Landwer and a 23-year-old Dixon man were in the car in the store’s parking lot; an argument ensued and Landwer and the man got out of the car, Sgt. Troy Morse said.

Landwer was outside leaning into the front passenger-side window when Shomaker drove off; she lost her grip and fell, striking her head on the road, which caused her most serious injuries, Morse said.

She ended up under the car, which ran over her torso, he added.

Shomaker was arrested Saturday when he came to the Dixon Police Department to discuss the incident. He also had an outstanding arrest warrant for criminal damage to property; that bond is $3,000.

He also was charged with burglary in January, and is facing a misdemeanor theft charge, police and court records show.


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