Construction worker killed in Highway 412 crash identified


JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – A road construction worker with a sub-contractor killed Thursday morning in a crash that shut down U.S. Highway 412 has been identified.

The incident, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, occurred just after 10 a.m. Thursday about 4 miles east of Walnut Ridge.

According to an Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary, Brendon Walters, 37, of Paragould died in the crash.

Danny Straessle, a spokesperson for ArDOT, tells Region 8 News a flagger, now identified as Walters, was working the construction site where they are repaving the highway when they were struck and killed.

The crash summary said the driver hit Walters while she was holding a traffic control sign.

It took crews nearly 1.5 hours to clear the scene and reopen traffic.

Arkansas State Police are investigating the crash.

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