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Driver hits, kills worker on I-95 near Lumberton; second worker injured

Posted May 19, 2016

— A construction worker died early Thursday morning and another was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 95 near Lumberton.

Officers from the Lumberton Police Department were dispatched just before 5 a.m. and found two Stay Alert Safety Security Workers were struck by a passing motorist. One worker was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was transported to Southeastern Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

Officials said the workers were struck in the northbound lane of I-95 around the 16 mile marker.

The names of the workers and the driver were not released.


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  • Janet Ghumri May 20, 2016
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    The sheer volume of incidents of car vs. man lately are alarming. The never ending selection of things to do while driving have made it harder for people to resist, I guess. These Work zones are clearly marked, they don't just pop up. Perhaps if we furnished the road workers with guns, and let them start shooting car tires out when they observe reckless/dangerous driving it may level the field and bit. If the news reported that, I'm pretty sure we would see major compliance.

  • Mary Meadows May 19, 2016
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    I recall reading about a similar incident just a few weeks ago. What a shame.

  • Sara Hauser May 19, 2016
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    Sad that so many ignore speed limits in work zones.

  • Amanda Townsend May 19, 2016
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    There is currently ongoing construction on NC-147, which I drive every day. I generally slow to between 55-60 miles per hour in those areas. Most people don't slow down. It's ridiculous to completely ignore the law like that.