ARCO, Idaho — The Idaho Transportation Department says one of its employees died as he worked along U.S. Highway 20 in southeast Idaho. The Idaho Statesman reports 56-year-old Mark Reinke was killed Thursday when his backhoe was struck from behind by a semi-tractor about 5 miles outside of Arco.
The semi was traveling west. Reinke was wearing a seat belt but was fatally injured. He died around 7 a.m.
Reinke began working for the Idaho Transportation Department last summer. He is the 40th employee to die on the job since 1960.