Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup has released the name of a pedestrian who died early today (Thursday) after she was struck by a semi truck. He says the victim is 33-year-old Emily N. Ray of Broadlands. Illinois State Police say their preliminary investigation found that Ray was killed around 12:30 a.m. when she entered the eastbound lanes of Interstate 74 near the Neil Street exit in Champaign and was struck by a semi.
There have been no charges filed against the truck driver, who is from Wisconsin. Coroner Northrup says no autopsy will be performed, however an inquest may be held at a later date. He says the death remains under investigation by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police.
Ray was pronounced dead on the scene at 1:39 a.m.