Three dead after fire


LEXINGTON – A mobile home fire at the Westwind Estates in rural Lexington has claimed the lives of a woman and two children.

Hillery R. Peters, 27; Emerlyn Bennett, 3; and Sawyer Bennett, 16 months, were all pronounced dead after the fire early Saturday morning at 25083 N. Main Street.

“Preliminary autopsy findings on all three decedents indicated that there was no evidence of altercation, infection or non-fire related injury. Toxicology for all decedents is pending,” said a statement released by the McLean County coroner and sheriff.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the MABAS 41 Fire Investigation Team, McLean County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Fire Marshal.

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