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The Grundy County Coroner’s Office along with the Braidwood Police Department and Illinois State Police are investigating a traffic crash that claimed the life of a 36-year-old Braidwood man.

Coroner John Callahan said the Braidwood Police Department and Braidwood Fire Protection District responded to a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash, near the intersection of Novy Road and Amenity Center Drive in Reed Township around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. 

Authorities discovered that a vehicle that had been traveling southbound on Novy Road had struck two pedestrians, leaving one of them critically injured. Both pedestrians were transported by ambulance to Morris Hospital.

Wayne Biros, 36, of Braidwood was pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 6:27 p.m. The other pedestrian was treated and released.