DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ill. - A man is dead following an accident on US-36. Illinois State Police say a woman was driving west on US-36 when she spotted a man lying in the middle of the westbound lanes. The driver and the passenger said they saw the man in the middle of the roadway but were unable to slow down in time; as a result, they told police they weren't able to avoid running over the man.
The 29 year old man was pronounced dead on the scene and was transported by the Douglas County Coroner to Springfield for an autopsy.
The name of the victim is not being released, pending notification of next of kin.