GRIDLEY, Ill. (WMBD) — A 59-year-old Bloomington man has been identified as the construction worker that was hit in a construction zone Tuesday in Gridley.
McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder said Larry Williams was hit on Route 24 near the intersection of Ford Street in Gridley at approximately 8:51 a.m. He was transported to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased just before 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Preliminary autopsy opinion indicates Williams died of head injuries due to a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.
Toxicology testing is pending, according to Yoder.
Illinois State Police identified the driver as 58-year-old Abuelsood K. Juma of Peoria. He was charged with failure to yield to a construction worker and speeding.
This incident remains under investigation by the McLean County Coroner’s Office and the ISP.
Correction: This article previously misstated that the crash happened on Wednesday. It has been updated to reflect the correct date.