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Road crew member in the midstate killed by co-worker's truck

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 26, 2017 8:34 AM
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(Bloomsburg) -- Police say a township road worker has been killed by a dump truck driven by another crew member in Columbia County.

Hemlock Township police say 60-year-old Joseph Benner, of Catawissa, was directing the driver of the dump truck as it backed up when he was run over about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver, who also worked for the township's four-person road crew, is 27-year-old Joseph Fetterman.

Township Supervisor Mark Morrow called the incident a tragic accident, saying the road crew is a tight-knit group that takes care of one another.

The Columbia County coroner scheduled an autopsy for today.

State police investigators are working to reconstruct the accident. The driver has not been cited.

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