Man struck, killed while attempting to Route 161 in Belleville - KMOV.com

Man struck, killed while attempting to Route 161 in Belleville

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A person was struck by a vehicle around 1 a.m. Friday in the area of Frank Scott Parkway and Route 161 (Credit: KMOV) A person was struck by a vehicle around 1 a.m. Friday in the area of Frank Scott Parkway and Route 161 (Credit: KMOV)

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Route 161 in Belleville overnight.

The man was attempting to cross the highway near Frank Scott Parkway when he was struck around 1 a.m.  Friday. The driver of the vehicle told police he attempted to swerve to avoid the pedestrian, but was unsuccessful.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation, officials said.

No other information has been released.  

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