Pedestrian killed by semi outside Rockford Walmart

Rockford Police report the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
One man is dead after a fatal accident involving a semi in Rockford.
One man is dead after a fatal accident involving a semi in Rockford.(WIFR)
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 5:49 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Rockford Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident involving a semi early Wednesday morning.

Around 4 a.m. Rockford Police responded to the Rockford Walmart on Walton Street just off of East State Street for reports of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.

According to officers at the scene, one man was apparently hiding out underneath a parked semi-truck in the Walmart parking lot. The driver was unaware and the man was run over after the driver started the vehicle.

Cops at the scene believe the man may have been seeking shelter from the rain or sleeping. Officials confirm the deceased victim was a 59-year-old man, and his name is being withheld pending notification of family.

Police are still at the scene investigating and as the public to avoid the area.

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