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Man charged in crash that killed student at U of Illinois

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URBANA, Ill. (Associated Press) -

An Urbana man is facing a reckless homicide charge for last month's death of a University of Illinois student who died when she was hit by a truck as she walked on campus.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports Willie Craft Sr. is also charged with aggravated driving under the influence for the Oct. 9 crash that killed Mimi Liu of Chicago.

The junior was studying in the school's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Another student was also injured.

The 58-year-old was cited at the time for driving without insurance and improper lane usage.

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz says Craft was also struggling with low blood sugar.

It wasn't immediately clear if Craft had an attorney. He's set to appear in court on Dec. 6.

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