Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pedestrian Hit By Car In Normal Has Died

An elderly man is dead after he was hit by a car in Normal.  Authorities say a vehicle ran over Lanny Lobdell yesterday morning near the corner of Grandview Drive and Vernon Avenue.  The 74-year-old died at the hospital.  The accident is under investigation.

 Below is the media release given by the Normal Police Department.

--- Tuesday around 9:36 a.m. officers from the Normal Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Vernon Avenue and Grandview with a report of a pedestrian struck by a car. Normal Police and Fire Departments arrived and found the pedestrian pinned under the vehicle. The injured male pedestrian was freed from the vehicle and immediately transported to Advocate Bromenn Medical Center. The 74-year-old male was later pronounced deceased and the McLean County Coroner's Office was notified and responded to the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation. Accident Reconstructionist and Crime Scene Technicians from the Normal Police Department have processed the crash scene and the intersection of Vernon Avenue and Grandview Drive is open to vehicle traffic.

The McLean County Coroner is in the process of making notification to the next of kin and no other information available at this time. The name of the deceased male will be released once notifications to the family have been made.

This incident remains under investigation by the Normal Police Department and the McLean County Coroner's Office ---

Note: Cities 92.9 will continue to update the story as more information becomes available.

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