(KMOV.com) – A person died after police said the victim was hit by an Illinois State Trooper in an auto accident early Tuesday morning.
The Illinois State Police said the incident occurred near the intersection of Emerald Terrace and Highway 159 in Swansea just before 1:30 a.m.
Authorities said Trooper Shaun Dannenbrink was transporting someone he had arrested when a pedestrian he did not see darted into traffic.
Dannenbrink’s vehicle struck the pedestrian, who was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.