Plainfield Man Struck, Killed on I-55 Near Joliet
The Illinois State Police are investigating; information on why 22-year-old Ryan Knudsen was walking on the highway has not been released.
A 22-year-old Plainfield man walking in the northbound lane of Interstate 55, just north of the U.S. 30 Joliet/Plainfield exit, died Sunday morning after being struck by two vehicles, an Illinois State Police District 5 news release said.
The victim has been identified as Ryan Knudsen, of 23925 Chicago St., a state police spokesman said Sunday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:10 a.m., according to the Will County Coroner's Office, and an autopsy will be conducted Monday.
The accident occurred at about 5:20 a.m. when a 2005 Freightliner semi-tractor-trailer struck Knudsen in the right lane, the release said. The driver of a 1999 Toyota Camry was behind the truck and struck the victim a second time, the release said.
An investigation is ongoing and no information has been released about why Knudsen may have been on the roadway. No tickets have been issued.