Pedestrian Killed on IL 127 During Tuesday Night Accident

PINCKNEYVILLE – An accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle Tuesday night in Perry County claimed the life of a Pinckneyville man.

According to Illinois State Police (ISP), 38-year-old Jeremy Lueker of Pinckneyville died after 46-year-old Shelly Steinwagner of Highland struck him around 6 p.m. as both were traveling going north on Illinois 127 south of Primrose Road.

All lanes were shut down for just over five hours during the traffic crash investigation. All lanes reopened around 10:20 p.m.

ISP said charges are pending investigation.