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Driver arrested on DUI charges after pedestrian struck, killed in Collinsville

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COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A driver has been arrested on driving while intoxicated charges after hitting a pedestrian walking along Illinois Route 159.

Authorities say the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday near Tanglewood Parkway where a pedestrian was walking in the southbound lanes.

Police say a driver in a Toyota Highlander hit the victim and did remain at the scene.

Authorities say they did arrest the driver on DUI charges along with other pending charges.

Roads were closed until around 4 a.m.

Illinois State Police is handling the investigation.

Police have not released names of the driver or the victim.  

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