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A Sesser man died after a semitrailer struck him on Interstate 57 on Sunday evening.

According to a news release from Illinois State Police, David J. Grayton, 50, of Sesser, was standing in the middle of the three northbound lanes of I-57 in Jefferson County at milepost 96, near the interchange with Interstate 64, when a semitrailer driven by Christopher A. Stafford of Kentucky struck him. Stafford was unable to slow before hitting Grayton, the release states.

Grayton was pronounced dead on the scene.

— The Southern

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