Man Hit, Killed By Semi On I-290 In Austin

Sun-Times Media Wire
March 23, 2020 - 7:04 am

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man was fatally struck by a semi Sunday while walking on the Eisenhower Expressway in Austin on the West Side.

The 26-year-old was walking in the westbound lanes of I-290 shortly before midnight when he was hit by the truck near Central Avenue, according to Illinois State Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m. Monday.

It was not immediately clear what the man was doing on the expressway, according to state police. He did not appear to have gotten out of a vehicle nearby.

The driver of the semi and multiple witnesses remained at the scene after the man was hit, state police said. No citations have been issued.

All lanes were reopened by 2:42 a.m., according to state police.

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