80-year-old driver charged in death of Missouri road worker

7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago September 02, 2016 Sep 2, 2016 Friday, September 02 2016 Friday, September 02, 2016 7:30:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — An 80-year-old driver has been charged with striking and killing a Missouri Department of Transportation worker in eastern Missouri's Franklin County.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Norman Haimila, of Hermann, was charged last month with second-degree assault and driving without insurance. No attorney is listed for Haimila in online court records.

The charges are tied to the April death of 55-year-old Lyndon Ebker, of Rosebud. Ebker was part of a crew cleaning road salt and other material from a bridge on a highway near Washington. Authorities allege that Haimila struck Ebker while swerving to avoid a dump truck that was parked in the eastbound lane. The patrol says the crew had posted signs warning of the road work.

Haimila stayed at the scene after the crash.

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