PLAINFIELD – An unidentified man was killed late Saturday night after he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle on I-55.
According to Illinois State Police, it happened just before midnight when a 2006 Silver Buick Lucerne driven by 29-year-old Joseph P. Gibbs of Morrison, Illinois struck the unidentified pedestrian in the southbound lane of traffic near mile marker 260.
The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries. Will County Coroner’s Office later pronounced the unidentified man dead at 3:35 am.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
Southbound I-55 was closed for the traffic crash investigation until 5 am Sunday morning. During the investigation, an Illinois State Police Trooper was struck by another driver head-on while redirecting traffic. The Trooper is recovering from minor injuries
No charges have been reported against Gibbs.
Illinois State Police are investigating the incident.