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Police identify pedestrian killed in Granite City

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 The elderly man fatally injured when he was hit by a tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon has been identified by police as Robert W. Schaefer of the 3300 block of West Chain of Rocks Road in Granite City.

Witnesses said Schaefer was crossing in front of a truck that was stopped for a red light at Illinois Route 3 and West Chain of Rocks Road and was struck when the signal changed and the truck pulled forward.

The driver said he did not see Schaefer. The case remains under investigation.


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