A press release from the Woodstock Police Department:
FATAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
Woodstock, IL – On Monday August 22, 2011 at 8:34 AM the Woodstock Police Department and the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to the area just West of Route 47 on Route 14 in reference to an I.D.O.T. maintenance employee being struck by a vehicle.
Upon arrival officers found that the I.D.O.T. employee, identified as Ryan J. Nichols from Kenosha, WI had been struck by a vehicle in traffic which resulted with fatal injuries.
Preliminary investigation determined that a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 67 year old James J. Berles of Woodstock had been traveling West bound on Route 14, when in the area just west of Route 47, struck Ryan M. Nichols.
Due to the injuries Mr. Nichols sustained he was transported to the Woodstock Centegra Hospital by the Woodstock Fire Rescue District where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.
The Woodstock Police Department is continuing with the investigation and charges are pending.