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Illinois Department of Transportation Employee Victim of Hit-and-Run in Fairfield

State police in Illinois say an employee of the state transportation department was hit by a vehicle in Wayne County early Tuesday morning.

Posted: May 25, 2021 2:37 PM

A hit-and-run investigation is underway in Wayne County, Illinois, after the Illinois State Police (ISP) says an employee of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was hit by a vehicle that didn't bother stopping.

ISP says it happened around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning on E. Main Street, just west of SE 2nd Street in Fairfield, Illinois.

According to ISP, several IDOT employees were busy patching holes on E. Main Street.

While one of the IDOT employees was climbing onto an end loader, ISP says they were struck by a white Chevrolet Cruze that continued without stopping.

The IDOT employee was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

ISP is asking anyone with information on the hit-and-run incident to call 618-382-4606 Ext. 255.

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