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Construction worker dies after being hit by vehicle on SR-94

Posted at 7:07 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 12:24:10-05

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) – A construction worker was struck by a vehicle and killed along state Route 94 in Spring Valley in a crash the California Highway Patrol said is DUI-related.

The collision happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday on westbound SR-94 near Cougar Canyon Drive, CHP officials said.

According to the CHP, the stretch of roadway was “an active construction zone” with the westbound side coned off. A construction worker was directing traffic when a 1996 Lincoln Town Car entered the coned area and hit him, the CHP reported.

The worker, identified only as a 27-year-old San Diego resident, was rushed to the hospital but died from his injuries.

CHP officials said the Lincoln’s driver, 69-year-old San Diego resident Arnold Lee Patton, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

Patton was booked into County Jail for felony DUI causing injury or death and gross vehicular manslaughter, the CHP reported.

The incident remains under investigation.