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I-84 construction subcontractor killed in Jerome

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Oct 02, 2023

JEROME, Idaho — A subcontractor for Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) was killed while working in an I-84 construction zone.

ITD says the worker was struck by a semi as the vehicle entered a closed lane.

ITD shared their condolences on Facebook, saying "our hearts go out to this person's family and friends during this unimaginable time, as well as to the first responders who assisted with the incident."

The victim was a subcontracted worker, employed by Road Work Ahead, hired to provide traffic control for work being done at the Kimberly Interchange east of Twin Falls.

The Department is also reminding drivers to use caution, reduce their speed, and adhere to signage in work zones. "The safety and lives of construction workers rely on it," the Department wrote.