Construction Worker Fatally Struck By Dump Truck In Lake Forest

June 25, 2019 - 7:32 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A construction worker was killed Tuesday when they were hit by a dump truck in north suburban Lake Park.

Shortly after midnight, emergency personnel responded to calls of an crash involving a road construction worker who was hit by a vehicle in the area of Route 41 near Old Elm Road, Lake Forest police said in a statement.

When they arrived, they found a construction worker who had been hit by a dump truck that was backing up during road construction operations, police said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The victim’s name and cause of death will be released after an autopsy is conducted Wednesday afternoon, Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper said.

The Lake Forest police are investigating the crash.

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