Man in wheelchair hit, killed by vehicle

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A man in a wheelchair died after he was hit by a vehicle Thursday night.

William Gowin, 29, of Carbondale was in a motorized wheelchair when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Stephen Pyle, 55, of Herrin, according to the Carbondale Police Department.

Police say Pyle was driving east on East Main when he hit Gowin in the intersection of East Main Street and McKinney Drive.

Gowin was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale where he was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m.

No citations have been issued

The investigation continues.

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