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An accident early Monday morning claimed the life of a Clinton man.
 
At approximately 6:40 a.m. Monday morning, Clinton Police & Fire Departments, Dewitt County Sheriff’s Department and Dewitt County EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Illinois Rt 54 at East Washington Street for the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. 
 
Responding units later confirmed that a pedestrian was walking westbound across Illinois Rt 54 at the intersection of East Washington Street when he was struck by a Westbound Illinois Rt 54 traveling car. 
 
Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers identified the pedestrian as 85-year old William H. Towns of Clinton. He was transported to Warner Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 
 
 
The accident investigation has been turned over to the Illinois State Police and the Dewitt County Coroner's Office.
 
No other information was released. 

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