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Construction worker hit by car, killed on SR-94 in Spring Valley

Posted at 7:19 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 12:19:14-05

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) - A construction worker was hit by a car and killed Wednesday morning on state Route 94 in Spring Valley.

The crash was reported shortly after 12:10 a.m. on eastbound SR-94 near Avocado Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

ABC 10News learned the victim was a worker for Granite Construction, and he was working alongside other construction workers when he was struck.

Cones had been set down on the roadway, allowing traffic to pass on the left while work was being conducted on the right side. However, some workers told ABC 10News a car traveling on the wrong side of the cones struck their co-worker.

Witnesses said the victim was dragged about 40 feet before the car, a 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage, stopped.

The 41-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The car's 24-year-old female driver remained at the scene for CHP questioning.

The crash remains under investigation. The CHP said, "At this time, alcohol and or drugs are not believed to have played a factor in this collision."

No other injuries were reported.