Charges pending in I-57 construction crash

June 12, 2008 3:11:17 PM PDT
Charges are pending against a driver who struck and killed a construction worker and injured another along I-57.Police say the driver struck the workers and then rear-ended their work truck in the southbound lanes of I-57 near 119th Street.

Police say that driver tried to run away but was eventually caught.

Construction worker Jose Chavez was killed. His co-worker remains hospitalized Thursday morning in serious condition.

Transportation officials say Chavez is the first worker killed this year in a highway work zone.


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