New Baden woman struck, killed on IL Rte 177 near Okawville

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Illinois State Police is investigating a fatal crash Wednesday morning on Illinois Route 177 that claimed the life of a 40-year-old New Baden woman.

According to ISP, around 5 a.m. Wednesday, 36-year-old Scott Moffatt, of Okawville was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt westbound on Illinois 177 near Prairie Bottom Road west of Okawville in Washington County.

At the same time 40-year-old Jean Winters, of New Baden, was walking westbound in the eastbound lane. As Moffatt passed an unrelated westbound vehicle the Cobalt reportedly struck and killed Winters.

No charges have been filed.

Illinois Route 177 was closed and traffic diverted at that location while officers investigated the crash.