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Police: Indiana toll road worker struck by SUV, killed

According to state police, the SUV continued off the roadway, rolled over and came to a final rest in the ditch on the south side of the road. Photo: Indiana State Police. According to state police, the SUV continued off the roadway, rolled over and came to a final rest in the ditch on the south side of the road.

The Associated Press
Updated: July 03, 2020 07:12 AM
Created: July 03, 2020 07:07 AM

A toll road maintenance worker has died after being struck by an SUV in northern Indiana.

State police say 61-year-old Ronald Smith was in front of his truck about 1:50 p.m. Thursday sweeping debris from the right shoulder of the toll road in St. Joseph County when the SUV sideswiped the truck and hit him. The SUV then rolled over in a ditch.

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Police say emergency lights on the truck were on and that state law requires vehicles to move into an adjacent lane or slow to at least 10 miles under the speed limit when approaching emergency vehicles on the side of the road with lights activated.

Smith was from Edwardsburg, Michigan.


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