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Construction worker in Charlestown struck and killed

By Lindsay English

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (WAVE) -- A day on the job turned deadly for a highway construction worker in Charlestown, Indiana Friday morning after he was struck and killed by a woman taking her children to school. WAVE 3's Lindsay English has the details.

According to police, about 7:50 a.m. 45-year-old Ralph Lund from Clarington, Ohio had stopped eastbound traffic at Highway 62 and Salem Church Road when he apparently stepped into westbound traffic.

Lund was taken to St. Catherine's Hospital, but died from his injuries.

Police say it doesn't appear speed was a factor, and that the woman who struck Lund lives about a thousand feet from the accident scene.

The construction supervisor told us the man was wearing a yellow hard hat, reflective vest and was holding a "STOP" sign.

According to the supervisor, the woman said she never saw the worker.

That intersection has been deemed dangerous by the state, and crews were working to move the utilities so the road could be realigned.

The Clark County Sheriff's Department is investigating, and the woman has been given a blood alcohol test, which is standard procedure in fatal accidents.

Police say charges aren't expected.

Lund worked for Fisher Construction out of Columbus, Ohio.

Online Reporter: Lindsay English

Online Producer: Michael Dever

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