A Beecher City man was fatally struck by a vehicle Saturday while walking on Moccasin Road. The incident occurred at 11:32pm. 40-year-old William J. Coleman was walking west when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Nathaniel T. Followell of Altamont. Followell was also traveling west on Mocassin.
Coleman was pronounced deceased at the scene. Following the accident Followell was arrested on the charges of Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer, Failure to Reduce Speed, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
The incident is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit and the Effingham County Coroner’s Office.