Pedestrian, semi involved in deadly crash on US 51


MAROA, Ill. (WAND) - The name of an Indiana man who died after being struck by a truck-tractor semi-trailer has been released.

Illinois State Police and the Macon County Sheriff's Department were called to a crash late Sunday night at the intersection of U.S 51 northbound and Hampshire Road involving a pedestrian, semi-truck and another vehicle.   U.S. 51 northbound was expected to be closed for an extensive period of time.

Macon County Coroner Michael Day says Kenneth Ploesser, 28, was pronounced dead due to severe lower torso and extremity trauma after being struck by a truck-tractor semi-trailer and passenger vehicle.  

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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