EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - A 66-year-old Madison, Illinois man died over the weekend after being run over by a car in a Madison County neighborhood.
According to Madison County Coroner's Office, the incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Madison Avenue. Witnesses told police they saw a man lying down in the street and were trying to divert oncoming traffic. However, a driver was distracted by the bystanders and was unable to stop before hitting the man.
The man, identified as Haskell Pyatt, was pulled from underneath the car and taken by ambulance to Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. Pyatt was pronounced dead at 9:13 p.m.
Routine toxicology tests will be performed. The incident remains under investigation.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Irwin Chapel in Granite City.