UPDATE: INVESTIGATION INTO ODOT EMPLOYEE DEATH DURING WORK PROJECT - HIGHWAY 320 NEAR ECHO
News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2014 10:48 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the death of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee at a work site Tuesday afternoon along OR Highway 320 south of Interstate 84 near Echo.
According to Lieutenant Mike Turner, on July 22, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Donald Kendall, age 54, was part of an ODOT maintenance crews working at a chip seal paving operation work site on OR Highway 320 near milepost 35. Kendall was standing behind an ODOT dump truck when it began to slowly back up, struck Kendall and ran over him.
After their fellow crew member was run over, ODOT employees immediately began providing numerous lifesaving efforts until relieved by emergency responders.
Additional interviews are pending. No other information for release at this time.