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.
OUR EARLIER STORY:
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.