Construction worker fatally struck by dump truck in Lake Forest

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (WLS) -- A construction worker was killed after being hit by a dump truck in Lake Forest Tuesday morning, police said.

Authorities responded to the area of Route 41 and Old Elm Road at about 12:02 a.m. Police said a road construction worker was fatally struck by a dump truck that was backing up during road construction operations.

Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper identified the deceased as Laura Casey, 56, of Antioch.

An autopsy released Wednesday found that Casey died of multiple crushing injuries, Cooper said.

"We have been in close contact with Ms. Casey's family and our deepest condolences go out to them during this difficult time. This is truly a tragedy," Cooper said.

Lake Forest police, the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team and the Lake County Coroner's office are investigating the crash.
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