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MDOT worker killed after being hit by 18 wheeler

A Mississippi Department of Transportation worker was killed on Wednesday after being struck by a moving vehicle while working.

The MDOT worker was on a job site on Interstate 22, near the Highway 25 exit in Itawamba county when they were struck by an 18 wheeler.

The Mississippi Highway patrol is investigating the incident. Below is the statement MDO released:

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is heartbroken by the loss of our construction manager Jeff Boren today in a tragic accident on Interstate 22 in Itawamba County. The accident occurred approximately one mile east of the scales on I-22 westbound.

“One of our most seasoned construction managers will not be returning home to his family tonight,” said Melinda McGrath P.E., MDOT Executive Director. “Jeff served the state with distinction for over 27 years managing construction projects to make our highways safer for Mississippi drivers. We ask everyone to keep the Boren family in your thoughts and prayers as we seek comfort and healing for all touched by this tragic loss.”  

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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