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Carbondale police investigating pedestrian vs. car incident

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UPDATED: JANUARY 9, 2019 8:30 P.M.

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Chief Marketing Officer for Insomnia Cookies, Tom Carusona, got back to us tonight, and issued the following statement.

At approximately 9:30 pm on January 8th, 2019 one of our delivery drivers was involved in an accident with a pedestrian in Carbondale, IL. The entire Insomnia Cookies family would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the individual involved in the accident and their family.

UPDATED: JANUARY 9, 2019 5:34 P.M.

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carbondale Police say they'll be going to every nearby business and residence in search of video that might be in the direction of the crash. 

Sgt. David Kemp with Carbondale Police says an investigation is ongoing and at this time charges will have not been filed, pending the investigation. 

ORIGINAL STORY: JANUARY 9, 2019 5:21 A.M.

CARBONDALE, Ill. --- A man is fighting for his life after he was hit by a vehicle in Carbondale Tuesday night.

The city's police department says the crash happened around 9:29 p. m. in the 500 block of South Wall Street near the city's fire station.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver was traveling north on Wall Street when the vehicle struck a man who was crossing the street on foot.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for life threatening injuries and was later flown to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri for further treatment.

A News 3 crew saw a dented vehicle at the scene with an Insomnia Cookies sign on the damaged vehicle's roof, but it's unconfirmed if the vehicle was involved in the crash.

The driver was not injured in the crash, and police say possible charges will be pending the outcome of the investigation.

Carbondale police and fire departments responded to the crash and was assisted by Jackson County Ambulance service.

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