WORKER KILLED: Crews Say Traffic Still ‘Crazy’
Even after a road construction worker was killed by a hit and run truck driver, people continue to drive recklessly.
Road crews say drivers are still speeding on the same stretch of road where their colleague died and where a makeshift memorial has been set up in his honor.
On Thursday, 27-year old construction worker Chris Wheeler was slowing down traffic on Highway 65 near Liberty Center when he was hit and killed by a semi. The truck left skid marks 340-feet long before driving off. The driver was later caught in Indianola.
One day later, fellow road workers say traffic is still a problem.
“It’s just, traffic’s crazy,” says Paul Folkers with Road Safety Traffic Systems. “They don’t pay attention. As soon as they see a construction sign they don’t seem to pay attention. It’s looking down on the cell phones, texting, we see it all the time.”
The truck driver, 46-year old Rubin Ward of Chicago, was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.