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Taylorville Man Hit by Truck, Dies

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:51:50 CDT
A Taylorville man is dead after being struck by a truck on Illinois Route 29 Wednesday morning.

According to a preliminary investigation by the Illinois State Police, Luis Delacruz Hernandez of Taylorville was laying in the roadway on Route 29 near Pershing Road south of Taylorville when a white 2013 Volvo truck traveling southbound struck him. The driver of the truck - identified as Jesse Mayfield, Jr. of Avon, Indiana - stated that he was unable to avoid Hernandez in the roadway.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene by the Christian County Coroner's office. The drive was not injured.

The crash is pending further investigation.


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