PERRY COUNTY, Ill. (WJPF) — A Pinckneyville man is dead after he was hit by a car in Perry County.

Illinois State Police say 38-year-old Jeremy Lueker was walking north along Route 127 at about 6:00 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit by a passing car.

That portion of Route 127, south of Primrose Road, was shut down for about 5 ½ hours for crash cleanup and investigation.

Any charges against the driver of the car are pending the outcome of an investigation.