Semi-Truck Hits, Kills Worker on Ohio Highway; Driver Leaves Scene
UNION COUNTY, OH. – According to an online news report from wktn.com, a semi-truck hit and killed a construction worker on U.S. 33 in Union County, Ohio.*
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports that an eastbound semi-truck struck a 24-year-old female construction worker on U.S. 33, near State Route 161 in Union County. The worker died at the scene. She has not been identified but was reportedly an employee for Lake Erie Construction Company, working on a project on the highway.
The semi-truck continued east on the highway after hitting the worker and was located by authorities in Columbus, Ohio. The driver has not been identified. He or she is reportedly being interview by police.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and the Marysville Division of Police responded to the scene, along with the Jerome Township Fire Department and the Washington Township Fire Department. The crash remains under investigation, and no additional information has been released at this time.
In Georgia, more than 20,000 vehicle accidents occurred in work zones in 2017, 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.
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