MATTOON — A Mattoon woman was struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening while walking across the 1500 block of Charleston Avenue in Mattoon.

Carolyn S. Hartbank was walking north toward Burger King, 1508 Charleston Ave., in the middle of the block when she crossed into the westbound path of a minivan driven by Beverly F. Marshall of Mattoon at 9:21 p.m., according to a Mattoon Police Department crash report.

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Hartbank subsequently declined to be treated by an ambulance crew at the scene. Hartbank told police that she had been looking down while walking at the time of the accident, according to the report.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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