Pedestrian killed in Bloomington

By WEEK Reporter

January 11, 2013 Updated Jan 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- A 73-year-old Champaign County man is dead after apparently being hit by a car in Bloomington Thursday night.

Authorities say it happened in the 1300 block of East Grove around 8 p.m.

Early information indicates Leon Forristall, last of the 800 block of Peach Tree Street in Urbana, was walking from the south side of the street to his car on the north side of Grove when he was hit.

The McLean County Coroner says autopsy results indicate Forristall's death was due to multiple blunt force injuries, including fractures to the skull, chest, pelvis and lower extremities.

Authorities report the driver of the car did stop after the accident.

Forristall was pronounced dead at the hospital at about 9:30 p.m.