MARION COUNTY — A man who was lying in the roadway was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Marion County early Saturday morning.

According to Illinois State Police District 12, the pedestrian, Nicholas Riel, 31, of Centralia, was lying in the roadway on Old Highway 51, just north of Community Beach Road, in the northbound lane, when he was run over by a car driven by Craig A. Taylor, 37, of Junction City.

Taylor was operating a 2004 Chevrolet Impala, traveling northbound, when the impact with Riel was made at 3 a.m. June 29.

Authorities said the incident is under investigation by ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit and Zone 7 Investigations. No charges have been made at this time by state police.

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