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Man chasing goose hit by car, dies

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A 44-year-old Macoupin County man died Friday after he was hit by a car on Illinois 4.

Brian N. Cox, of Sawyerville, was in the road because he was trying to catch a goose, according to Illinois State Police’s preliminary investigation.

Police said the fatal crash happened around 4:55 p.m. Friday on Illinois 4 just north of Mine Road in Sawyerville, a village in Macoupin County.

The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit was still investigating Saturday.


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