DANVILLE — Police are investigating an accident that killed a pedestrian on Monday.
Danville Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said police were called to the intersection of North and Gilbert streets at 11:18 a.m. Monday after a 911 call for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Police officers found a 53-year-old Danville male lying in Gilbert Street, according to Thomason, and the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was waiting nearby.
Thomason said the pedestrian was rushed by Medix personnel to an Urbana hospital where, shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, officers were notified the pedestrian died. His name has not yet been released, pending notification of family.
Thomason said in a news release Monday that the initial investigation shows that a 21-year-old Danville man was driving a pickup truck south on Gilbert in the inside lane. According to the driver and witnesses, as the driver approached North Street, he had the green light when the pedestrian, who was accompanied by another individual, walked into Gilbert Street against the light and was struck. The individual with the pedestrian left the scene, and police are trying to locate him, according to Thomason.
No tickets have been issued.