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11/16/2013 2:50:00 PM
Police: Man killed on southwestern Ill.'s I-270

GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Illinois’ Madison County say a man who was running across a freeway was killed when he was hit by a pickup truck.

Illinois State Police tell the Belleville News-Democrat ( the man died at the scene of the Friday morning accident on Interstate 270 near Glen Carbon. His name was being withheld pending notification of his family.

Police say after the man’s car hit a tractor-trailer, slightly damaging both vehicles, the drivers pulled off opposite shoulders of the highway.

Investigators say the car’s driver then tried running across the freeway to check on the trucker and was hit by the pickup truck.

The tractor-trailer’s driver was not injured.

No citations were issued.


Information from: Belleville News-Democrat,

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