Listen Live:

SaukValleyNow Local News

The Illinois State Police are investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred on 10/7/2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Interstate 39 southbound at milepost 92 in Lee County.


A preliminary investigation indicates Savanah J. Berry, 25, of Mendota, was traveling southbound in a 2018 Toyota RAV4 SUV when she struck pedestrian Juan Moreno, 35, of Aurora, who was in the roadway. Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene.


There was no vehicle located in the area associated with Moreno and it is unknown how he arrived at that location. The investigation continues. The southbound lane of Interstate 39 was closed for several hours. Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Rochelle Fire and Ambulance, and the Lee County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene.