Worker Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Indiana Construction Zone
EAST UNION, IN. – November 7, 2018 - A worker was struck and killed by a vehicle November 7, 2018 in a construction zone on U.S. 31 in Indiana, according to an online news report from wishtv.com.*
At approximately 12:40 p.m. on November 7, 32-year-old Justin Nance, of Anderson, Indiana, was working on a construction job on U.S. 31 in Hamilton County, Indiana. As part of a roadway resurfacing project, the right northbound lane of the highway was blocked off. Between the 286th Street and 296th Street exits, a northbound tractor-trailer crashed into a construction vehicle at the edge of the work site. Upon impact, the construction vehicle struck Nance.
Nance tragically died on the scene. He was an employee of E&B Paving, the company hired to perform the resurfacing project for the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, 43-year-old Brian C. Harris, of Decatur, Indiana, told police he did not see the construction vehicles or arrow boards warning drivers to move into the left lane of the highway. He said he was unable to avoid the collision with the construction vehicle.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. Maj. Tom Gehlhausen said no citation would be issued or charges filed until the investigation was complete. 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. 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. For more information on work zone safety in the state of Georgia, visit dot.ga.gov.
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