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Coroner: Dale Shannon’s Blood Alcohol 3 Times Legal Limit

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Dale And Tanya Shannon

Dale Shannon was killed in a car crash over the weekend, and his wife, Tanya, is still missing. (Credit: LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office)

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RANSOM, Ill. (WBBM) – It was almost two weeks ago when 40-year-old Tanya Shannon disappeared after a car accident in LaSalle County — an accident that killed her husband Dale.

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Now, LaSalle County Coroner Jody Bernard says toxicology test results are back on 41-year-old Dale Shannon, the driver of the car that crashed into a utility pole.

Dale And Tanya Shannon: Car Crash

Dale Shannon was killed in a car crash over the weekend, and his wife, Tanya, is still missing. (Credit: LaSalle County Sheriff's Office)

“With the finding of a blood alcohol level of .266,” she said.

That means Dale Shannon’s blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit of .08.

Dale and Tanya Shannon had been at a party in Streator.

The LaSalle County sheriff says Dale Shannon was not wearing a seatbelt.

Tanya Shannon disappeared after the crash.

Authorities say searches of the field surrounding the accident site haven’t turned up anything.

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