Qconline reports that a Hawkeye Paving employee, Jacklyn Ferguson, was killed in a roadside accident on eastbound I-80 at 10:40 PM Monday. The accident occurred near the I-74 overpass.
Maintenance worker Ferguson had apparently backed the pickup she was driving into a traveled part of I-80, where she was then struck by a semi-tractor trailer rig.
Davenport Police and Fire were sent to the scene to help but Ferguson, 54, a resident of New Windsor, died of her injuries. The truck driver was sent to the hospital but his injuries are considered non-incapacitating.
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The accident remains under investigation.