UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by City Vehicle Dies

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(Joliet, Illinois – May 24, 2024) The Joliet Police Department has learned that the 75-year-old male pedestrian injured during this crash was pronounced deceased at Ascension St Joseph
Medical Center on May 23, 2024, at 1:35 p.m.
Identification of the victim and manner of death will be determined by the Will County Coroner’s Office. This crash remains under investigation by the Joliet Police Traffic Unit.

On May 22, 2024, at 11:03 a.m., Officers responded to East Cass Street and Herkimer Street for a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

A preliminary investigation of the crash determined the following: A male City of Joliet Utilities employee (54,Elwood) was driving a city-owned Ford F350 pickup truck southbound Herkimer Street at East Cass Street.

The F350 initiated a left turn toward eastbound Cass Street and struck a male pedestrian (75, Joliet) that was walking northbound across Cass Street in the crosswalk, at the east side of the intersection. The pedestrian was transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was uninjured.
All lanes of Cass Street between Collins Street and Eastern Avenue remain closed at this hour as
investigators from the Joliet Police Department Traffic Unit reconstruct the crash.

Anyone withvideo footage or information pertaining to this crash is encouraged to contact the Traffic Unit at 815-724-3193. This crash remains under active investigation.

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