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Kankakee construction accident leaves one worker killed

A worker in Kankakee was killed after a construction accident occurred while working on a road restructuring project near Lockport.

According to officials, the 28-year-old Kankakee man was killed when he stepped off of an asphalt roller and was struck by a semi-truck. The accident is currently being investigated at this time, but the driver of the semi-truck was ticketed for backing up improperly.

The man was a contracted employee with the Illinois Department of Transportation, but it is not known if the semi-truck driver was also an employee. The accident occurred on Illinois 17 just after 9:30 a.m.

Workplace accidents can occur when least expected. Our deepest condolences are with the friends and family of the victim.