Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Vermilion County, Illinois

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Thursday night (April 3, 2014) in Vermilion County, Illinois.

This accident happened as a man was walking along Illinois 49 (a state highway) about two miles northeast of Fithian  at approximately 9:17 p.m.  At that time, he was hit by an SUV, driven by a 35-year-old woman.

According to  the Vermilion County Coroner, the man was identified as Mathew F. Wheeler, 29, of Champaign.  He was declared dead at the accident scene at 11:22 p.m.

At the time of the accident, Wheeler was said to be walking home.

Dark and “stormy” conditions may have contributed to the accident, which remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 4, 2014 The News-Gazette article titled “UPDATED:  Pedestrian killed in western Vermilion County identified” as well as the April 4 wandtv.com article titled “Pedestrian Killed in Accident.”


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