McLean County, IL. (THECOUNT) — Richard Dick Gaunt Jr, of Morton, Illinois, has been identified as the pedestrian in a fatal Tuesday afternoon vehicle collision in McLean County.

Gaunt, 57, was fatally struck by a vehicle while on Interstate 74 near Carlock on late Tuesday afternoon.

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According to reports, Gaunt was securing a load on a semi-tractor on I-74, when he was struck by a pickup truck on I-74 in Carlock around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

It’s unclear why the pickup truck driver exited the roadway.

Gaunt was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: McLean County is the largest county by land area in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 169,572. Its county seat is Bloomington. McLean County is included in the Bloomington–Normal, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

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