UPDATED: Dump Truck Backs Over, Kills Highway Worker

Updated @ 1:30 p.m.

BLOOMSDALE, Mo. (KMOX)–   A highway worker was killed Monday morning along I-55 about an hour’s drive south of St. Louis in what officials are calling a tragic accident.

The man was employed by a company called Chester-Bross, a sub-contractor on the MoDOT repaving project.

Sgt. Al Nothum with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the man inadvertently stepped behind a large dump truck and was backing up to unload some dirt.

He was run over and killed.

Police weren’t sure why it happened or whether the truck’s back-up warning beeper was working at the time.

The victim’s name is not being released until family members have been notified.

It happened just before 11 am on I-55 near the 158 mile marker, near the Bloomsdale exit.


A highway worker has reportedly been struck and killed Monday morning in Ste. Genevieve County.  The victim worked for a private construction company who had been hired by MoDOT.

According to reports the accident happened around 10:45 a.m. near Bloomsdae, Missouri.

Few other details were available as the Missouri State Highway Patrol continued to investigate.

KMOX News and www.kmox.com will have more details as they become available.


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