Marshall County Man Dead After Struck By Semi

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Illinois State Police report the death of a Marshall County man, apparently struck by a semi.

The accident occurred at 11:47 a.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 39 near Wenona.

Preliminary investigation indicates the victim, a 67-year-old man from Varna, was struck as he stepped into the path of the semi from a stopped vehicle on the right shoulder.

The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi, a 50-year-old man from Metamora, also has not been identified.

No charges had been filed by Thursday afternoon. An investigation continues.