Bellwood man months away from parole, struck by semi-truck

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BELLWOOD | Roosevelt Huddleston, 53, was just a few months away from getting off parole when he was struck and killed by a semi-truck struck within a few blocks of his home. Huddleston,  was fatally hit as he rode his bicycle in the 400 block of Mannheim Road in Bellwood Thursday, according to police.

The victim was rushed to Maywood’s Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 10:30 p.m. An autopsy by the Cook County Coroner’s Office determined that the manner of death was accidental.

Huddleston was just months from being released from parole for a 2014 felony offense.  He was convicted of stealing a Salvation Army bucket from an Ultra Foods store in Lombard.  He had been released from prison in December

~ Kevin Williams


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