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The Grundy County Coroner’s Office, Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police continue to investigate a semi vs. pedestrian incident that occurred around midnight on Friday, September 30th.

Grundy County Coroner John Callana said Virginia Hayes, 20, of Morris was a passenger in a car traveling westbound on Pine Bluff and had developed some car problems. The driver pulled off of the road on Pine Bluff just west of the Grundy County Line. 

Callahan said Hayes and the other ladies in the car were outside of the vehicle checking for the problem when Virginia stepped into the eastbound lane of traffic. Callahan said Hayes was then struck by a semi with no trailer owned by Dibble Trucking of Gardner.

Hayes was transported to the Morris Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival at 12:48 this morning. No other details about the incident have been released.