ALTON — Police and the Madison County Coroner’s Office are investigating an incident that killed a 61-year-old pedestrian on Illinois 140 east of Powder Mill Road.
In a press release, the Coroner's Office identified the victim as Lester W. Anderson, 61, of East Alton. He was walking east along Illinois 140 when he was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz driven by Dossie W. Robinson of Alton.
The incident was reported to emergency dispatchers at 9:07 a.m. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:54 a.m. by Madison County Coroner’s Investigator Todd R. Ballard.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
An autopsy is planned Tuesday to assist in the investigation. Routine toxicology testing for the presence of alcohol and drugs will be performed.
The Alton Police Department continues to investigate the incident with the assistance of the Metro East Crash Assistance Team, an areawide multiple law enforcement agency team of vehicle crash reconstructionists.
The vehicle’s driver is cooperating with the investigation, according to an Alton Police Department press release.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact Alton Police Department Sgt. Mark Dorsey at (618) 463-3505, ext. 241. Once the investigation is complete the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office will review the case and determine if charges will be sought.