A pedestrian was pronounced dead after being struck by a car on County Road 3, 1 mile northwest of Newton, late Thursday night.
28-year-old Sean Harrison Shamhart, of Newton, was lying horizontally next to his bicycle, in the middle of the roadway, on CR 3 just west of 1000th Street when he was struck by a vehicle driven 27-year-old Jennifer Fear, also of Newton. Fear was travelling eastbound when she drove over Shamhart.
Shamhart was transported to St. Anthony’s in Effingham where he was pronounced deceased. The Illinois State Police and Effingham County Coroner’s Office are investigating the fatality.