Update at 4:30 p.m.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a woman who was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash on Interstate 72.
In a press release, Coroner Duane Northrup said the woman is Colleen S. Keigher, 33 of Champaign. Preliminary information indicates that Keigher was walking along Interstate 72 near Champaign when she was hit and killed by a car. The car fled the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday. Northrup is investigating the death along with the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigations.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — One person has died following a hit-and-run pedestrian crash on westbound Interstate 72 Wednesday night.
The Illinois State Police said the deadly crash happened just outside of Champaign at 11:22 p.m. Troopers responded to Milepost 180 and found one person at the scene; they were pronounced dead there. The driver of the car that hit the pedestrian did not stay at the scene.
Westbound I-72 was shut down for nearly four-and-a-half hours as emergency personnel responded. The highway reopened around 4 a.m.