Semi truck strikes pedestrian on I-80, leaves scene

A pedestrian was killed early this morning after a semi truck struck him in Johnson County on Interstate 80.

The 34-year-old pedestrian, who was a resident of North Chicago, was standing outside of his Ford F-350 on the westbound side of Interstate 80 when the semi truck hit both him and his vehicle. The truck driver fled, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A report of the pedestrian accident was received around 3:25 a.m. this morning. No information regarding the description of the semi truck is known at this time.

Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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