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Construction worker fatally hit by car in Howard County

A construction worker was fatally struck by a car Tuesday evening while working in Howard County, authorities said.

The victim, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was struck around 9:20 p.m. on westbound Route 216 (Scaggsville Road) near Route 29 (Columbia Pike).

Officials said the man was a Maryland State Highway contractor employed by a road safety traffic control company. He was wearing his reflective shirt and placing cones to close one of the lanes for roadwork when he was struck by an oncoming car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.


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