Pedestrian dead after crash on Illinois Route 29 near Hardscrabble Road

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PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — One man is dead after a crash pedestrian-involved crash on Illinois Route 29 near Hardscrabble Road at approximately 8:16 a.m. Friday.

According to an Illinois State Police press release, 23-year-old Jonah N. Koponen, of Phoenix, AZ., was struck by a 2005 Silver Chevrolet Silverado that was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 29.

Koponen suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

All lanes were closed for the investigation but were reopened at approximately 1:12 p.m.

According to the press release, charges will be filed pending the investigation.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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