UI wrestler killed in crash

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A  UI wrestler is dead after being hit by a car on the interstate.

21-year old Francis Edelen, of Manhattan, Illinois, was hit on I-57, just north of Rantoul, Wednesday night.

Police got a call of a two-vehicle crash. When they arrived, they say someone had left the scene of the crash on foot. They say Edelen was then hit by another car south of the first crash.

The vehicle which hit Edelen fled the scene and state police are now searching for that car. Edelen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.

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