On September 2, 2022, at approximately 9:56 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of W. Windsor Road and Copper Road for the report of an accident with injuries. Upon arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian near the roadway with potentially life-threatening injuries and immediately began rendering medical aid. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries hours later.
The preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrian was walking near Windsor Road when he fell into the lane and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police and did not display indicators of impairment. No tickets have been issued.
Illinois State Police are assisting with the investigation and reconstruction of the accident scene.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has additional information is asked to please call police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.
Champaign Police reminds citizens that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous. Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives your information, completes a tips information form, and then passes the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded.