FUNERAL TUESDAY: Construction Worker Killed

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Christopher Wheeler

Christopher Wheeler

Funeral services are being held Tuesday for a 27-year-old construction worker hit by a semi last week.

Christopher Wheeler of Tama was directing traffic at a construction site in Warren County near Liberty Center on September 26th.

The Iowa State Patrol says 46-year-old Rubin Ward, of Chicago, swerved to miss vehicles but hit Wheeler. Ward didn’t stop and he was arrested a short time later.

Ward is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Wheeler’s funeral is at 10:30 a.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.