According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the pedestrian accident happened at 5:35 a.m., and happened when a woman, who was walking in the southbound lane, was struck by a semi near mile post 91. This pedestrian, identified at this time as a 64-year-old woman from Mt. Vernon, was declared dead at the accident scene by the Jefferson County Coroner.
An excerpt from thesouthern.com article of December 11, 2016, titled “Pedestrian killed in fatal semi crash in Jefferson County“:
Along with the Illinois State Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Jefferson County Rural Fire Department and Illinois Department of Transportation responded to the crash.
This fatal Southern Illinois traffic accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above as well as the December 11 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “Pedestrian killed after being hit by semi-truck on I-57 in Jefferson Co., IL.”
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