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Popular coach at Manteno High School killed in pedestrian accident

A popular teacher and coach at Manteno High School was struck and killed as a result of a pedestrian accident that occurred just east of Manteno.

Police were called just after 6 a.m. when the teacher was struck by a car while running southbound on North 3000E. The incident occurred near the intersection of County Highway 9.

A reconstruction team will be determining how the accident occurred and the investigation is currently pending at this time. An autopsy has also been scheduled.

Pedestrians can be seriously injured if involved in an accident. This is why it is particularly important to drive safely. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.