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Plainfield man killed walking along Division Street, coroner says

Karen Sorensen | 4/19/2015, 8:35 a.m.
Miguel Lara was pronounced dead early Saturday morning after being struck by a truck, the Will County Coroner's Office said.

A 35-year-old Plainfield man was struck by a truck and killed early Saturday morning on Division Street, near Route 53, in Crest Hill, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.

Miguel Lara was pronounced dead at 12:50 a.m., the office said. An autopsy done Saturday showed the cause of death to be multiple injuries due to be hit by a vehicle.

Lara had been walking along the side of the road at the time of the accident, the office said.

It was the second pedestrian fatality in a week in Crest Hill. On April 11, Daniel J. Smeets, 56, of Joliet, was hit by a car as he walked along Plainfield Road, near Birch Street.

Contact Karen Sorensen at Karen@TheTimesWeekly.com.