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Pedestrian Struck By Car, Killed In Romeoville

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ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (STMW) – A 61-year-old Plainfield man died after he was struck by a car in southwest suburban Romeoville Thursday night.

About 9:35 p.m., Samuel Bursey was crossing Weber Road eastbound approximately 1/8th mile north of 135th Street (Romeo Road), a release from Romeoville police said.

He was struck by a 2000 Honda Civic traveling northbound, according to the release. Bursey was taken by the Lockport Township Fire Department to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:15 p.m., according to the Will County Coroner’s office.

The Honda was driven by 23-year-old Jorge Olarte of Aurora, police said. Olarte refused medical treatment at the scene and was taken into custody. He was cited for driving without a valid driver’s license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

The accident is still under investigation by the Romeoville Police Department’s Traffic Division.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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