WHITE CO, Ill. (WEHT) – An Illinois man has died after he was hit by a semi-truck on I-64 while trying to cross the road in White County.
State Police say, just before 4 a.m. Friday, May 14, a semi-truck was traveling in the right lane of I-64 East, near the 128.5-mile marker in Gray Township, Illinois, when the vehicle struck Dustin Gregory, 36, from Lovington, IL, on the front driver’s side quarter panel.
Family members of Gregory say he was on the interstate because his truck had broken down. Police found Gregory’s vehicle on I-64 E near the 125 mile marker.
The family says the White County Coroner’s officer reviewed dashcam video from the semi showing Gregory in the road– but trying to get out of the way. The coroner’s office believes he misjudged the timing of the on-coming truck and was clipped trying to get off the road.
Gregory was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured.
*This story has been updated since its original posting