Pedestrian killed in apparent hit-and-run on Interstate 72

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CHAMPAIGN — Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a person who was walking on Interstate 72 late Wednesday night.

Preliminary information from police is that about 11:22 p.m., troopers found a deceased person on the westbound side of the highway near milepost 180, which is near Champaign.

Those lanes were shut down until 4 a.m. Thursday while troopers investigated.

Police believe the person was the victim of a hit-and-run driver but no further information was immediately released, including the name of the deceased.