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Driver Hits, Kills Man Kneeling on Illinois Highway

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JO DAVIESS COUNTY, Illinois - The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Department said a driver hit and killed a 88-year-old man who was kneeling on Highway 20 Monday night.

Deputies say they received a 911 call reporting Walter Ludwisiak Sr., was kneeling on the highway east of North Canyon Park Road around 8:30 p.m. While the caller was on the phone they alerted authorities a vehicle traveling west on the highway was approaching Ludwisiak.

That driver was unable to avoid hitting the man. Ludwisiak was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver's identity is being withheld, and the crash remains under investigation.

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