A Plainfield teen was hit by a car and killed while walking along Interstate 55 near Shorewood Sunday morning.
The 16-year-old was walking along the northbound lanes by the Jefferson Street exit when he was struck shortly before 2 a.m., according to the Illinois State Police.
The teen was pronounced dead where he was found about 3 a.m., the Will County Coroner's Office said in a press release. The youth's identity was being withheld pending positive identification. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.
The driver who hit the teen stopped after the impact, police said. The driver, who was behind the wheel of a passenger car, was not charged in connection with the fatal accident but the investigation of the incident remained active late Sunday morning, police said.