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Construction worker hit by car while trying to stop traffic

October 23, 2020 GMT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 43-year-old construction worker was killed early Friday morning as he tried to stop traffic in central Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A 71-year-old man was driving while the worker was standing in the road, trying to stop vehicles. While traffic in the left lane stopped, vehicle in the right lane didn’t, troopers said.

The driver of the vehicle wasn’t injured.

The construction worker was taken to the hospital, where he later died, troopers said.

The names of the worker and the driver were not released. No other details were released.

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The crash remains under investigation.