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Pedestrian fatally struck by semi on I-80 near Morris: ISP

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A Pedestrian was hit by a semitrailer and killed Thursday morning near southwest suburban Morris.

About 11:55 a.m., state troopers responded to the crash in the westbound lanes of I-80 near Brisbin Road, according to Illinois state police.

A 45-year-old East Peoria man was driving the semitrailer west on I-80 when it struck 27-year-old Jacob Perry as he stood in traffic, state police said.

Perry was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said. He lived in Morris.

No other injuries were reported. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.