Bail set at $300k for Sesser man charged in pedestrian’s death

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Bail has been set at $300,000 for a 50-year-old Sesser man charged in connection with a Friday night crash that claimed the life of a 32-year-old pedestrian.

Jeffrey Charles Fornear is charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in the death of Franklin Roy Hunsinger.

According to Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler,  Hunsinger and a friend were walking north on South Broadway Street around 9 p.m. Friday when Hunsinger was struck by a northbound pickup truck and killed. According to Leffler, Hunsinger suffered multiple blunt force trauma to the head, chest, and pelvis.

The Sesser Police Department, Sesser Fire Department, Abbott Ambulance, Illinois State Police, and the Franklin County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene.

Fornear remains in the Franklin County Jail.