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Man struck and killed on I-64 overnight near Fairview Heights

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A 28-year-old St. Louis man died after he was struck by a vehicle on westbound Interstate 64 near mile marker 10 overnight near Fairview Heights and Caseyville, according to reports.

Emergency crews arrived at the location around midnight Saturday for a report of fight on the road shoulder, KMOV reported. Once crews arrived, officers found the man lying in the road.

Illinois State Police said a 34-year-old Mount Vernon woman, whose name was not released, was driving a Chevy Tahoe when she saw the man lying in the left lane, rolling into the center lane directly in front of her vehicle. She could not avoid striking the man, the woman told state police according to a news release.

State police said the man was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital where he later died.

The man’s name has not been released.

Crash reconstruction officers are investigating, state police said. A criminal investigation into the incident is ongoing as well, Trooper Scott Becker said Sunday. No charges have been filed.

The highway was shut down for three hours while investigators worked on the scene.

Joseph Bustos is the state affairs and politics reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, where he strives to hold elected officials accountable and provide context to decisions they make. He has won multiple awards from the Illinois Press Association for coverage of sales tax referenda.

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