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WHAT:                        Pedestrian versus Semi Truck Fatal Crash


WHERE:              Interstate 80 west bound at Mile Marker 7 (Colona)


WHEN:                 October 4, 2016 @ 9:15 pm


WHO:                          Ken W. Phillips, 61, East Moline, IL (Driver)

                              Brandon A. Carr, 20, Colona, IL (Pedestrian)


VEHICLE(S):             Truck Tractor/Semi Trailer


PRELIMINARY:   On October 4, 2016 at approximately 9:15 pm, a semi-truck was traveling west on Interstate 80 in the construction zone. In the vicinity of mile marker 7 a pedestrian (later identified as Brandon Carr) walked into the active lane of travel. The semi-truck struck Carr causing fatal injuries to the pedestrian. Colona Police and Fire, Henry County Sheriff’s Deputies and Coroner and Illinois State Police Traffic Reconstruction Unit, Investigations, Commercial Vehicle Officer, and District 7 Patrol responded to the scene. Henry County Coroner pronounced Carr deceased at the scene. The west bound lane of Interstate 80 was shut down for investigation and re-opened at 2:15 am on October 5. No charges have been filed. This incident remains under investigation.


All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.