Fulton County Coroner Steve Hines has pronounced a Lewistown man dead as a result of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash near Canton.
20-year-old Tyler Thompson is the deceased.
According to a press release, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle striking a pedestrian on North 11th Avenue last night at approximately 6 p.m.
Witnesses told authorities that Thompson was walking in the northbound lane when he was struck by driver Nathan Wubben, who was travelling North on the roadway when the incident occurred.
Wubben was not injured, and the incident remains under investigation at this time.
The Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by a number of authorities including Canton Police, Fire, and Illinois State Police.