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Services set for construction worker killed in overpass collapse

Charles Carl (PHOTO: Charles Carl) Charles Carl (PHOTO: Charles Carl)
Brandon Carl. (Source: WLEX) Brandon Carl. (Source: WLEX)

A visitation and service has been scheduled for Brandon Carl, the construction worker who was killed on Monday when an I-75 overpass in Cincinnati collapsed.

Visitation for the 35-year-old father of four will be Jan. 24 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Augusta Independent School gymnasium. A service in the gymnasium will follow the next day at 2 p.m.

“An avid tobacco and soybean farmer who enjoyed hunting, showing cattle and cheering for the Bracken County Lady Bears especially his own No. 21.,” Carl's obituary describes.

Family members say Carl only switched to night shift this week to finish the I-75 Hopple Street job. Carl's father, Charles, says his son was a good man.

"It's been terrible. I was in bed and a bunch of people came to wake me up to tell me my son got killed,” said Charles Carl.

Charles Carl says his son worked hard to provide for his family. After a day at the construction site, Carl would then work on the family farm to provide for his fiance and four children.

"He was a good honest family man. He had a little boy that just started kindergarten. He thought the world of that little boy and that little boy thought the world of his daddy. I never seen anything like it,” said Charles Carl.

Family members tell FOX 19 Carl was under the overpass at the time of the collapse. His neighbor Clayton Insko says he is still in shock the young hardworking father is gone.

"He was always a good neighbor and everything to us. He would always come over here and check on us and see if we needed anything. He was always a great guy,” said Insko.

Brandon Carl's daughter, Kennedy, suited up for her Bracken County High School basketball team on Tuesday as they traveled to take on Montgomery County High School, just 24 hours after her father's death.

A family member has told FOX19 NOW that Kennedy is an 8th grader playing for both the varsity and JV teams. That family member said next week Kennedy is playing in a tournament, and her father was going to take time off of work to see her play. We're told Kennedy chose to suit up and play Tuesday night's game because it's what her father would have wanted her to do.

Augusta Independent School is located at 307 Bracken Street in August, Kentucky. 

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