January 5, 2012
KELLIE E. ELKINS
Kellie E. Elkins 49, of Green Valley, IL, formerly of Pekin, IL, passed away on Saturday afternoon, December 17, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, IL.
He was critically injured on Thursday, December 3 when his pickup truck was struck broadside by another driver who said he did not even see Kellie's truck. The accident occurred on I -74 between Chicago and Peoria. Kellie had to be extracted from his vehicle with the jaws of life, then taken by helicopter to the nearest hospital. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
Restoration surgery on Kellie's right hip and leg required five hours to complete. He remained in intensive care until his death.
He is survived by his mother, Virginia Ann (Ginny Pollock) Elkins of Pekin, IL; one brother Steve and his wife Pat, of Indian Creek, FL; two aunts, Olive (Pollock) Olt of Pekin, IL, and Bette (Pollock) Wiley of Memphis; several cousins and a host of friends.
His father, Richard Elkins, preceded Kellie in death one year ago.
Burial was in Pekin Cemetery on Tuesday, December 20, 2011.