Sesser man passes in a pedestrian/semi accident on I-57

By Steve Dunford 

MT. VERNON- A Sesser man passes after he was hit by a semi on Interstate 57, at the 96 mile marker northbound,  just south of the 57/64 split.  This happened last night (Sunday) around 7:45 p.m.  Jefferson County Fire Protection District as well as Mt. Vernon Fire Department responded to the scene.

According to Illinois State Police District 13, David Grayton 50, of Sesser was standing in the middle of three lanes of traffic.

He was struck by, Christopher Stratton, form a unknown location in Kentucky.  He was unable to stop for hitting the victim.

Grayton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prayers go out to Mr. Grayton’s family, the semi driver, and the EMS people that responded last night.

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