Highway Worker Struck, Killed By Asphalt Truck In East Tennessee
12:20 PM, May 17, 2018
SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) - A highway construction worker who was struck by a tanker truck carrying asphalt has died in Tennessee.
Soddy-Daisy Commissioner Rick Nunley said that the worker was struck Thursday morning on a Highway 111 on-ramp. Tennessee Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn says the deceased wasn't a department employee, but might be a contract worker on a paving project.
The truck also rolled onto its side, spilling asphalt into the roadway. The truck driver's condition is unclear.