Alsip Man Fatally Hit on I-57

Sunday, Aug 22, 2010  |  Updated 2:15 PM CDT
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Alsip Man Fatally Hit on I-57

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An Alsip man who was walking with another person on Interstate 57 near south suburban Country Club Hills was fatally struck by a car early Sunday. His death marks the fourth fatality since Thursday morning on I-57.

A man identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Joseph Nestor was fatally struck by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of I-57 near 183rd Street about 2:15 a.m., according to Illinois State Police District Chicago Trooper Mark Hall.

An autopsy Sunday determined Nestor, 24, died of multiple injuries from a motor vehicle striking a pedestrian, according to the medical examiner’s office. Nestor, whose death was declared an accident, was dead on the scene. Nestor was seen walking with another person on the left shoulder and had somehow entered the left lane of traffic when an Infinity driven by a 25-year-old Berwyn woman hit him, according to ISP District Chicago Sgt. Jason Lococo.

The person walking with Nestor, of Alsip, was not hurt and the Infinity stopped after the accident. No one else was inside the Infinity, and the woman was not hurt, according to the sergeant.

It was not known why Nestor and his companion were walking there, according to Lococo, who said neither alcohol, drugs nor speeding were a factor with the motorist, who was not cited or charged with anything.

Sources said Nestor was walking with his brother on the shoulder when he was struck. The sergeant said that in order for a pedestrian to get in the area where Nestor was, a fence would have to be climbed.

The speed limit is 55 mph in the are of the wreck and driving conditions were clear and dry.

Nestor’s death marks the fourth fatality on I-57 since Thursday morning. Two men were killed Thursday during accidents involving big rigs near south suburban Peotone. Another pedestrian, Darryl Brownridge, was fatally struck by a vehicle in a hit and run early Friday near south suburban Posen.

State Police are investigating.

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