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Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Bloomington

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WGLT Staff

A man has died from his injuries after being struck by a car in the 1500 block of South Main Street in Bloomington.

Bloomington Police said the incident happened just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Both the driver of the vehicle and the 54-year-old pedestrian were transported to Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. The driver was treated and released.

The pedestrian was later transferred to Carle Clinic in Champaign due to the extent of his injuries. He died the next morning.

The Champaign County coroner later identified the man as Darrin R. Walker of Bloomington. He died of a traumatic head injury suffered when he was struck.

Bloomington Police Chief Jamal Simington offered his condolences to Walker’s family and asked for increased vigilance as the weather warms.

“As outdoor temperatures increase, so will the users of the highway system, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles. Please be mindful and alert of these changes in activities. Be alert, watch your speed, and eliminate distractions,” Simington said.

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Sarah Nardi is a WGLT reporter. She previously worked for the Chicago Reader covering Arts & Culture.
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