Construction Worker Killed in Suitland Parkway Crash
Updated: Jan. 16, 2014 2:42 p.m.
Original: Jan. 16, 2014 5:36 a.m.
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — D.C. Police say a construction worker was killed when an SUV crashed into a work zone on Suitland Parkway in southeast Washington.
The worker was setting up a construction zone on outbound lanes between Firth Sterling Avenue and Stanton Road around 11 p.m. Wednesday, when police say the crashed occurred. Police say a woman driving an SUV crashed into the back of a work truck, which hit the worker, who was standing next to it.
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Police say the worker, 34 year-old Travis Jackson of Alexandria, Va., was pinned between two vehicles and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was treated and released at a local hospital.
The crash is under investigation.
All lanes of the Suitland Parkway were closed for nearly eight hours due to the crash.
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