According to the Vice President of John G. Walton construction company, one of their employees was killed by a driver in a construction zone Wednesday morning.
A crew was out working on a paving project on Dauphin Island Parkway near Bishop State University. Cones line the middle of the road, construction trucks flash their caution lights, yet Vice President Roger Dixon says a driver struck Clarence Culbert Crutcher, a worker in the construction zone, ultimately killing him.
According to Mobile Police, officers responded to Michigan Ave. at Hurtle St. in reference to one struck.
Upon arrival, an officer discovered a male victim had been hit by a vehicle. The victim has been transported to the hospital with what is believed to be life-threatening injuries.
Dixon says this is a tragedy that puts employees' lives on the line daily and something must change immediately.
Bishop State College confirms that one of their vehicles was involved in the incident
“It is still under investigation, but it is our understanding that a Bishop State vehicle was involved,” said Courtney Steele, a Bishop State spokesperson.
MPD Spokesman Corporal LaDerrick Dubose said that drug/alcohol impairment and speed were not factors in the incident. No charges have been filed at this time.