Dump Truck Hits, Kills Construction Worker

A female construction worker was hit and killed by a dump truck that was delivering product to a construction site this morning on I-44.

The victim was identified as Eri Hernandez, 48, from Edmond.

The accident happened on a repaving area on a closed down portion of I-44 westbound between 193rd and 177th East Avenue.

The woman reportedly could not hear the dump truck to the noise of traffic and was consequently hit.

The driver was distraught on scene and will be fully investigated by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Crews on scene are still conducting interviews with everybody that witnessed the incident.

The Catoosa Police Department and along with state troopers and paramedics responded to the scene.

Construction in the area has been suspended until Monday.