Coroner: Bicyclist dead after crash with semi-truck

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A 58-year-old Mahomet man has died after he was hit by a semi-truck Sunday while riding his bicycle on U.S. Route 150.

Coroner Duane Northrup identified him as Dr. William K. Schuh. He was pronounced dead at 10:23 p.m. Tuesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Northrup said Schuh was injured in a crash with a semi-truck Sunday on Route 150, west of Mahomet.

He added no autopsy will be performed, however, an inquest may be held at a later date.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Dr. Bill Schuh, who died following injuries sustained in an accident Sunday,” said Carle Public Relations Manager Jamie Mullin. “He was an exemplary colleague who, after joining Carle in 1996, went on to serve as Chief Medical Information Officer and Medical Director of Informatics and Analytics and served as a clinical associate professor at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and gratitude for his service.”

The coroner’s office and Illinois State Police (ISP) continue to investigate the crash.

Troopers responded to the reported crash at 4:20 p.m. Sunday. Three bicyclists were heading west on Route 150, about one-half mile east of Spring Lake Road when it happened.

ISP says they were on the right side of the road when a semi-truck struck two of them — leaving one with “great bodily harm.”

The semi-truck was possibly white and silver-colored. Police say it didn’t stop and left the scene of the crash.

ISP asks that anyone with information about this crash to contact them at   ISP.Zone05.Media@illinois.gov.

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