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Semi Strikes and Kills Illinois Worker

By June 2, 2008July 18th, 2019Highway Safety

An East St. Louis, Ill. highway worker was killed Monday morning when a semi plowed through a construction site, Fox 2-St. Louis reports.
The 39-year-old worker, Cedric Gasper, was sitting on the rear bumper of a white pickup truck when a semi barreled through several orange, construction zone barrels set up on Highway 15 and Green Mountain Road in Belleville. The semi hit the truck Gasper was riding in, sending him flying through the air. He was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital where he later died.
The Illinois State Police and the Belleville Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there are over 7,000 work zone motor vehicle crashes a year in Illinois resulting in 2,600 injuries and 33 deaths. On average, two highway workers are killed.
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