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Arizona man struck and killed by truck near Chillicothe

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An Arizona man is dead after he was struck by a pickup truck in Peoria County.

The Illinois State Police said 23-year-old Jonah Koponen of Phoenix, Ariz., was out jogging on Route 29 just after 8:15 a.m. Friday morning when he was struck by a truck driven by a Sparland man heading north.

Koponen was pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident happened near the intersection with Hardscrabble Road.

Any charges are pending an investigation.

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