Man from Energy, IL killed after being hit by a car

Man from Energy, IL killed after being hit by a car

CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) - A man from Energy, Illinois has died after he was hit by a car while riding a bike in Carterville, Illinois on Thursday, Aug. 24.

According to Carterville Police Chief Heather Reno, officers were called to the 5000 block of East Sycamore Road around 8:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a crash.

Upon arrival, officers learned that Richard Bowen, 29, of Marion, Illinois, was driving westbound on Sycamore Road when he struck an adult on a bicycle who was also traveling eastbound.

The cyclist was taken to the Herrin Emergency Room.

Williamson County Coroner Michael "Junior' Burke said Kent Mann, 59, was pronounced dead at 8:58 p.m.

No citations have been issued.

The investigation remains ongoing.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office and the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to assist in the accident reconstruction.

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