Driver Kills Worker on Highway
ST. LOUIS - A Transportation Department worker died Tuesday when he was hit by a car. Ken Hoiermann, 38, was helping at a car fire on Interstate 55 near St. Louis when he was hit. Hoiermann worked for MoDOT for 15 years, the past 11 helping drivers with car problems along major roads, helping crews remove debris from wrecks, and diverting traffic around crashes. The Missouri Highway Patrol said Mary Lott, 69, of St. Louis drove onto the highway shoulder, then back on the road and hit Hoiermann, before running into a grass embankment. She was not hurt. An investigation continues.
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