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Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup truck on US-45 near Thomasboro

Publish Date: 2023, 03, 07

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, IL — One person was fatally struck by a vehicle while changing a tire on U.S. Route 45 near south Thomasboro Monday evening, according to WCIA.

Illinois State Police said the fatal incident occurred on a span of highway (County Road 1500 East) near County Road 2300 North, at about 5:00 p.m.

Details remain limited, but an early investigation indicates one person was changing their tire when they were hit by an oncoming pickup truck.

The unidentified victim was rushed to a local hospital, where they later succumbed to their injuries.

The driver involved was also hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

At about 6:30 p.m., all northbound lanes in the area were shut down as traffic was diverted onto 2300 North. Motorists were urged to use extra caution while traveling by the scene. By 11:30 p.m., the scene had been cleared all lanes were reopened.

At this time, no additional information on the driver has been released, and ISP has not reported any pending charges.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian crash caused by a negligent driver, you should not have to worry about  medical bills and related financial hardships during recovery. The Champaign personal injury lawyers at Spiros Law is dedicated to helping families in the area secure the maximum compensation after a painful event. To schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case, contact our offices today.