The Sangamon County Sheriff’s office says one of their deputies struck a pedestrian early Saturday morning.
34-year-old James B. Schmitt was struck as he was lying in the roadway close to the intersection at Highland and Price. The deputy was called to 2600 block of South Price to check on a suspect who had been knocking on a door. While searching for the suspect, the deputy didn’t see Schmitt and ran over him while making a turn South off of Highland onto Price Street.
Sheriff’s accident reconstructionists are investigating the incident.