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10-year-old Troy Erving dies after injuries; coroner’s office rules death a homicide


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Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 1:40 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood confirms to 25 News that 10-year-old Troy Erving was declared dead at 8:15 a.m. Friday.

The coroner’s office is ruling the death a homicide, because of the circumstances surrounding the death.

Organ donation is in the works after which an autopsy will be done.

Cause of death is pending.

Ariel Ivory, Erving’s mother, said he was riding his bike home from a friend’s house when he was hit Tuesday, November 9 around 7:15 p.m. on the 1600 block of Northeast Glen Oak Avenue.

Ivory said she found out from a relative that he was hit and rushed to the scene.

“I get there, my baby’s on the ground, and they doing CPR,” Ivory said.

“They [did] it all the way to the hospital,” she added. “I really, really, really want to thank the doctor that jumped on scene -he wasn’t even on duty. He jumped on scene and did CPR on my son.”

Erving was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Karrie L. Brunswig, 43, of Peoria, was found and arrested Wednesday.

“She needs to be under the jail,” Ivory said.

“She needs to get the hardest penalty ever,” she continued. “For you to hit a child- a ten year old child, leave for dead and keep going. You have no remorse, you have no feelings. She shouldn’t have never been on the road in the first place.”

The Peoria County Jail says Brunswig appeared in court Thursday where bond was set at $1 million.

Among numerous traffic offenses, online court records indicate Brunswig faces two felonies -- leaving the scene of an accident and driving while license suspended.

Neighbors told 25 News Wednesday that cars always speed through the area -- leaving them worried about their safety.

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