Construction flagman killed in northwest Missouri accident
WARRENSBURG (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a flagman for a construction crew was killed during an accident involving four vehicles.
The patrol says 47-year-old John W. Johnson, of Marshall, died Wednesday when he was struck by a trash truck on Highway 13 north of Warrensburg.
Johnson had stopped southbound traffic in a construction zone when the trash truck hit the back of a stopped car, which hit another vehicle. The trash truck came back onto the road and struck Johnson, and then hit another car.
The drivers in three of the vehicles suffered minor to moderate injuries.
The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal reports the patrol's major crash investigation unit is reconstructing the wreck and will refer its finding to the county prosecutor.