IL: Cyclist hit, killed by SUV on US-45 in Saline County

SALINE COUNTY, IL – One person lost their life early Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on U.S. Route 45 near Harrisburg, according to WSILTV.

The incident occurred on the southbound lanes at Wasson Road, in an area northeast of the city, at around 1:55 a.m. Troop 10 with the Illinois State Police responded to the scene shortly after.

Officials say the cyclist was traveling southbound on the highway at the same time as a 2019 Buick Encore when the Encore reportedly struck the rider.

First responders pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

While no further details have been disclosed as of this writing, our team will return to this blog with any new information.

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