Child sex abuse suspect killed in Boone County car crash

POPLAR GROVE — A Poplar Grove man accused of child sexual abuse was killed in a car crash Friday.

According to the Boone County Coroner, Matthew Kramer, 48, died in a single-car accident in the 7000 block of Larwenceville Road in Garden Prairie.




Kramer was arrested April 3 and charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of sexual exploitation of a child after Boone County officials searched his home in the 300 block of West Edson Street in Poplar Grove.

Kramer’s death is under investigation by the Boone County Coroner’s Office and Boone County Sheriff’s Department. R.

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