Montana DOT Worker Struck, Killed on Interstate 90
BILLINGS, MT. – October 24, 2018 (kpvi.com) A crew member with the Montana Department of Transportation died October 24 after he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 90, according to an online news report from kpvi.com.*
At approximately 3:20 p.m. on October 24, crews with the Montana DOT were working on a construction project on I-90 in Billings, Montana. At the South Billings Boulevard exit, a Big Sky Steel flatbed truck ran off the exit ramp, struck a DOT crew member, and crashed into a fence.
The DOT worker, who has been identified as a 52-year-old male, tragically died at the scene. The driver of the truck, identified as a 28-year-old male from Billings, sustained unknown injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The Billings Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol, American Medical Response, and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Authorities are continuing to investigate the collision and have not released additional information at this time. It is not yet clear whether the truck driver will face charges.
In 2017, more than 20,000 vehicle accidents occurred in work zones across Georgia, and 55 people died in those accidents. Every year, the state of Georgia participates in National Work Zone Awareness Week, which was April 9 through April 13 in 2018.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 78 percent of the people who die in work zone crashes are the driver or passenger of the car involved. Obeying work zone rules means keeping everyone safe. The law requires drivers to slow down and use caution, even if work is not currently taking place. The Georgia DOT is hoping awareness will lead to changed behavior and saved lives. For more information on work zone safety in the state of Georgia, visit dot.ga.gov.
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