The Illinois State Police are currently investigating why a pedestrian was walking in the road way on Interstate 72 this morning before they were struck by a semi-tractor trailer.
ISP Troop 6 reports that at approximately 2:18AM on I-72 westbound at mile marker 63 a collision occurred between a pedestrian walking in the roadway for an unknown reason and a semi traveling westbound.
The unidentified pedestrian was airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries.
All westbound lanes of I-72 were shut down until approximately 5AM while ISP and local authorities investigated the incident. No further information is currently available.
This story will be updated.