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.


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.


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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