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Wyoming Police Chief killed in car crash

Posted by wlpo on August 7, 2010

A police chief from Stark County is dead after a crash a couple of miles east of Camp Grove.

Investigators believe Wyoming Police Chief William Bauer was on his way to an Illinois Valley Crime Commission Executive Board luncheon in Hennepin when he hit another car late yesterday morning.

Police believe Bauer crash with a woman that had stopped for a stop sign but didn’t see him approaching.  The woman, Stacey Heinz of Wyoming, was in good condition after being taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Two children with her, an 18 month old and a one month old were not hurt.

Bauer was pronounced dead on the scene.  He was 36 years old.  An investigation continues.

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