Update: Man Dies After Being Hit by Semi
The accident happened between the U.S. 30 and U.S. 52 exits. Illinois State Police have identified the man as Gregory Noe of Joliet.
Updated at 9:40 p.m.
A pedestrian who was hit by a semi-truck on Interstate 55 was pronounced dead shortly after 12 p.m., the Will County Coroner's office reported Thursday night.
Illinois State Police identified the man as 40-year-old Gregory Noe of Joliet. Police said Noe was standing in the right lane outside his parked vehicle on southbound I-55 between Route 30 and Route 52 in Plainfield Township when he was struck by a semi.
The crash happened at 11:43 a.m. when the semi, driven by 57-year-old Albert Vera of Carpentersville, was also traveling in the right lane.
Shortly after the accident, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Martez Malone said the pedestrian was taken to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center by Plainfield Fire Department ambulance with serious injuries.
Police said it's unclear why Noe was standing in the traffic lane. A crash investigation is ongoing.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, according to the coroner's office.