Construction worker hit and killed on Highway 60 in Moreno Valley

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — A motorist who hit and killed a construction worker along the Moreno Valley Freeway (60) may have lost control of the car, veering onto the shoulder of the roadway, where the worker had his back to traffic, authorities said on Wednesday.

The death occurred around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday on westbound 60 just east of Moreno Beach Drive in the Moreno Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.

sergeant. Steven Rusk told City News Service that the driver of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata was traveling about 45 mph in the slow lane when the sedan abruptly veered onto the shoulder and then into the dirt, where a crew from Spectrum Construction Co was working. .

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“The vehicle hit the worker, who obviously had his back to traffic,” Rusk said. “He didn’t see the car coming.”

Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department paramedics arrived minutes later and pronounced the man, whose name was not immediately released, dead at the scene.

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The motorist, whose name has not been released, was stopped and questioned by CHP officers, but no arrests were made.

Rusk said there was no evidence the driver was intoxicated. However, the investigation is ongoing.

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