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2 road workers struck, 1 killed in SE Indiana, state police say

The crash happened on Clifton Road Monday morning.
The crash happened on Clifton Road Monday morning.(Indiana State Police)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 6:12 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 9:48 AM EDT
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UNION COUNTY, Ind. (WXIX) - One southeastern Indiana road worker is dead and another is seriously hurt after they were hit on the job Monday, according to Indiana State Police.

Justin Moore, 42, died at the scene about 9 a.m. on Clifton Road in Union County, state police say.

The other employee, Douglas Scaggs, 62, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Both work for the Union County Highway Department, police said.

The initial investigation shows the two Union County Highway Department employees were outside of their vehicle working along Clifton Road.

A 2008 Honda driven by Gina Price, 37, was going east on Clifton Road when her vehicle hit Moore and Scaggs.

Scaggs was airlifted by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital. He is in critical condition.

Price was uninjured in the crash. However, she was taken to Reid Hospital for a chemical test as required by Indiana state law, police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Morgan Shoemaker, who was a family friend of Moore’s, told FOX19 NOW he was a big part of the Franklin community.

“He was a great guy. He was very church-oriented,” said Shoemaker. “On Sunday mornings, if you wanted to catch a church broadcast, he had them all shared on Facebook for us.”

Moore was a member of the Franklin County School Board, according to the district’s Facebook page.

“The Franklin County Community School Corporation lost a great public servant and a loving father and husband this morning with the unexpected death of Mr. Justin Moore,” Superintendent Tammy Chavis wrote to to students, parents and staff in a message shared on the district’s Facebook page.

“Mr. Moore was elected to serve on the Board of School Trustees in November of 2020. He began his four-year term in January of 2021. He was a passionate school board member who was extremely committed to serving the students and families of the Franklin County Community School Corporation.

“On behalf of the school community and the Board of School Trustees, I offer my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Mr. Moore’s time on the board made a lasting impact on us all and he will be missed.”

The Franklin County Community School Corporation lost a great public servant and a loving father and husband this...

Posted by Franklin County Community Schools on Monday, October 18, 2021

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