Pedestrian struck, dies in Collinsville accident

COLLINSVILLE, Illinois – A Collinsville man died Wednesday night after being hit by a car.

Collinsville Police Lt. Todd Link said officers responded to a man hit in the 2000 block of Vandalia Street.

Paramedics airlifted Joe Merrifield, 69, to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, who has not yet been identified, has cooperated with police and no charges have yet been issued.

The incident continues to be investigated.


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