Motorist Charged In MoDOT Worker's Death
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A longtime employee with the Missouri Department of Transportation was
killed in Franklin County during an April work-zone
accident, and his killer has been charged. According to officials, a Hermann man
is charged with second-degree felony assault on a highway worker as well
as driving without insurance.
The 55-year-old MoDot worker, of Rosebud, was struck just west of Buchheit
Road on Highway 100 at approximately 9:15 a.m. on April 7. The MoDOT worker
was with crews conducting a routine cleaning of the highway. The crew
had flashing lights to warning traffic to slow speed through the work
zone. According to police, an eastbound motorist did not see the work
zone warning lights, and swerved to miss hitting the attenuator and struck
the MoDOT worker. The MoDOT man was thrown over 20 feet and tragically
died at the scene.
The Director of MoDOT expressed the agencies deepest condolences for the
family and their sadness for the loss of a dedicated employee. The former
MoDOT District Engineer and now MoDOT’s Chief Engineer says he worked
with the victim for many years. The victim retired from MoDOT after working
30 years at the agency and was only employed as a seasonal worker. Flags
were flown half-staff across Missouri in honor of the deceased MoDOT worker
as ordered by the Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon.
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