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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. 

swibman May 06, 2012 at 05:12 AM
horrible event. everybody needs to be very careful when parked on the side of the road on the highway. nobodies fault just unlucky circumstances
Finny May 07, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Please don't give truckers a bad rap. Things happen. A semi weighing thousands and thousands of pounds can't stop on a dime. Experienced driver or not. It was a tragic accident and a terrible spot to be stalled. God needed His Angel home and he took him home. We don't get to choose how we go or even our destiny. That man is in Heaven and we should be respectful of his grieving family. God bless Gregory and his family.
trucker1990 May 08, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Valorie Smith you a very unsmart person ,,,,you judge someones driving skills based on nothing its like you know him ,,,i also drive a semi and see ppl all the time opening the doors and not being carefull on the highway and walking around form side to side of the car like its a playground,,,,ppl dont realize that a semi hauls 40k tons and cut in front of trucks i know thats not the case but just a reminder..i feel sad for Albert cuz he will remember a dead body for ever cuz of his stupid brain,,,if you had a problem you should of started a fight with a cop or get a gun and shot your stupid ass ,but no u ruined a innocent drivers life ,,for the family i feel sorry but for greg no cuz you didnt cared about anybody else ,,,,MARIO
trucker1990 May 08, 2012 at 03:33 AM
0h yea another thing there shoud b a law for ppl cutting in front of trucks ,,,just like a dui ,,getting 10k ticket and b on a record for the rest of you life ,and it should b called icis(idiots cuting in front of semis )
Honey May 08, 2012 at 02:28 PM
trucker1990, You have no idea what happened either! I just hope that someday when you die that people are much kinder to the family that you have left behind!

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