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Onarga man hit by car in Rantoul dies

Rantoul Police continue their investigation of the death of a pedestrian who died after he was truck by a car outside a Rantoul restaurant.

71-year-old Vernon Haskins of Onarga died Thursday morning. The police report stated Haskins was a regular customer of the Hardee's Restaurant, where the accident happened around 8 am Thursday.

Rantoul police found Haskins on the ground . He was pronounced dead after be transported by ambulance to Carle Hospital.

Police report Haskins was struck by a car driven by 41-year-old Sidney Porter, who is an employee of the restaurant. Police said Porter was pulling his car into a parking space and apparently didn't see Haskins walking across the lot.

Porter was ticketed for driving with a revoked license.

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