Gravel truck hits, kills flagger in road construction zone

Police investigate fatal truck and pedestrian crash in Weld County, Colo.

Police investigate fatal truck and pedestrian crash in Weld County, Colo.

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A gravel truck hit and killed a road construction worker Weld County Friday night.

It happened at Highway 119 and County Road 5, west of I-25. FOX31’s Joe St. George was told the victim was a flagger at the site.

There is major road construction going on at this location. Both eastbound lanes of Highway 119 are closed for road work and there are single east-west lanes in what would normally be the two westbound lanes.

Police said a gravel truck hit the pedestrian.

The road was closed during the investigation.