Pedestrian struck, killed by car after walking onto I-57

A man died after he was struck by a car Thursday night while walking across Interstate 57 in Will County.

The 37-year-old was walking across the southbound lanes of I-57 around 6:30 p.m. near Weber Road when he was hit by a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, according to Illinois State Police.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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Police said it is unclear why he chose to walk through traffic.

The Malibu then crashed into a 2011 Buick Enclave that was also driving south, police said.

The southbound lanes of I-57 were closed for roughly two and a half hours as police investigated.