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ISP: Watch Out for Pedestrians at Crash Scenes
State police are warning motorists to watch out for stranded vehicles and pedestrians near crash scenes. This comes on the heels of the death of trooper Kyle Deatherage, who was struck and killed along I-55 late last month.
Pedestrians make up more than 13 percent of car crash deaths. State police said pedestrians pose an even greater risk to themselves and oncoming traffic.
While it is everyone's responsibility to be aware of their surroundings, motorists should always be prepared to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.