Worker killed while putting reflectors on road
Brian Ethridge | December 22, 2014
Louisiana State Police confirmed that one road worker has died following a car accident in a construction zone.
As reported by MyArklaMiss.com, a preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Chevrolet pickup (construction vehicle), equipped with a large arrow board was stopped in the north bound outside lane on Highway 165 in Caldwell Parish where it intersects with Highway 847.
The truck was stopped while three construction workers were putting out reflectors on the road. The accident occurred when the tar machine broke down which forced the truck to stop. When the construction truck stopped, another truck stopped behind them with flashing arrows.
At that time, a Cadillac ATS driven by 42-year-old Jan Williams, struck one worker head-on and injured two others.
Michael Roberts, 30, was the worker who was struck head-on. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries. The two other construction workers are currently recovering from moderate injuries.
Williams was cited for careless operation of a vehicle. She was not severely injured from the accident.
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