Truck backs into employees on Racine jobsite, killing one (UPDATE) – Daily Reporter

24September 2020

A cement truck backed over 2 building and construction workers on a Racine jobsite Thursday, killing one and hurting the other.

At about 8 a.m. Thursday, a cement truck crashed into two building employees at a website at State Highway 11 and Ohio Street in Racine. The crash eliminated one employee and left another critically hurt.

The Wisconsin State Patrol has actually not recognized the parties associated with the crash, pending notice of their families.

The firm said in a press release that a 28-year-old from Kenosha was driving the cement truck that backed into the workers. The state patrol stated a 39-year-old lady from Menomonee Falls was eliminated in the crash.

A news release did not provide any info about a man hurt in the occurrence, although Sgt. John Wolfe, of the state patrol, said he was a state worker. The driver of the automobile and the woman killed were each used by specialists on a project to rebuild Highway 11.

“Right now it simply appears like an awful accident to be honest, however I don't know what the investigation is going to discover,” Wolfe stated.

The crash took place in a westbound lane of Highway 11 that's closed to traffic during construction, Wolfe said.

Crews started work on the Racine County task in late March. The job calls for resurfacing Highway 11 from its intersection with Highway 31 in Sturtevant, east to Kentucky Avenue in Racine.

A Wisconsin Department of Transportation representative didn't immediately return a message looking for comment.

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