ISU grad student dies after being hit by car Monday

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NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — A 23-year-old Normal woman is dead following a car crash in Normal on Monday.

Danielle Fairchild died as a result of craniocerebral injuries, according to McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder.

Fairchild was a first-year graduate student in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at Illinois State University. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin at Stout with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. She was accepted into the highly competitive nutrition graduate program and dietetic internship at ISU.

As previously reported, Normal Police responded to the crash near College Avenue and Kingsley at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Police located Fairchild, the 23-year-old pedestrian, who sustained serious injuries. Normal Fire Department staff transported her to the hospital to receive critical care.

Carle BroMenn Medical Center notified the McLean County coroner’s office that she had died at approximately 4:16 p.m. Tuesday.

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