CHICAGO (CBS) — A 36-year-old man was fatally struck by a semi truck after falling off a sidewalk Monday evening in west suburban Aurora.
The semi was northbound in the 800 block of North Lake Street at 7:41 p.m. when the driver saw Ralph E. Clark bent over and stumbling on the sidewalk, according to Aurora police.READ MORE: Woman With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots At Wound-Be Gunpoint Carjacker In Roseland
As the semi was passing Clark, the driver saw him through his passenger side mirror stumble into the road and apparently into the passenger side of the truck’s flatbed trailer, according to police.
Clark, of Aurora, was found lying in the road unconscious and not breathing, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Opening Statements Begin In Jussie Smollett Trial
Police said it appears Clark was under the influence of alcohol.
The semi driver, a 64-year-old man, was not injured, police said. No citations were issued.
Lake Street was closed for several hours for the investigation.MORE NEWS: Officials Seek To Quell Fears Over New Omicron COVID-19 Variant As Concerns And Questions Grow; 'There Is No Reason For Panicking'
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