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Litchfield Woman Struck and Killed on Route 16 in Front of State Police Headquarters

A 38-year-old Litchfield woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle on Route 16 in front of the Illinois State Police Headquarters. The incident was reported last night (Tuesday) at 9:05 p.m. to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The State Police were already there by the time deputies arrived after they also received a report of a pedestrian in the roadway. The victim, 38-year-old Rachel Marsala, was pronounced dead at the scene last night by Montgomery County Coroner Randy Leetham. Litchfield Fire Dept. EMS was dispatched to the scene.  Litchfield Police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist IL State Police. IL Dept. Of Transportation provided traffic control and road closure while IL State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit conducted their investigation. The roadway was closed for several hours. A forensic autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Springfield.