Indiana Construction Worker Killed In Interstate Work Zone.
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A construction worker was killed in a tragic
work zone accident this week in northwest Indiana. Authorities say the worker was struck
and killed when an SUV drove into a construction area Wednesday morning
on I-65. According to Indiana State Police, a 23-year-old female driver
of a 2013 GMC was traveling northbound on I-65 when she tried to switch
lanes and hit a construction barrel separating traffic from a construction
area. She then continued into the construction zone and struck a worker
with such force that the man was thrown onto a nearby work vehicle and
landing some 100 feet away.
The 35-year-old construction worker died instantly from blunt force trauma
at 10:30 a.m., reported by the Lake County coroner’s office. Witnesses
say the workers was using a concrete saw on a caddy to cut a joint for
a patch in the pavement. Indiana State Police say the construction along
the Interstate has been ongoing for several months and is clearly marked
off with signage, barrels, and cones. It has not been determined if the
driver will be charged in the accident.
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