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July 23, 2012 | 02:29 PMELKHORN — At about 9:44 a.m. Monday, an employee of the Walworth County Public Works Department was killed on the job when he was struck by a public works vehicle.
The employee died on the scene. Walworth County Public Works crews were chip sealing on Highway J in the town of Troy when the accident occurred, according to a press release.
"All of us in Walworth County government are deeply saddened by this tragedy and extend our condolences and prayers to the family," a press release from Walworth County Administrator David Bretl states.
The sheriff's office, along with the Town of Troy Fire Department, East Troy Area Rescue and village of Mukwonago Fire and Rescue, as well as Milwaukee Flight for Life, responded.
The Wisconsin State Patrol, assisted by the Walworth County Sheriff's Office, is investigating the accident. The employee's names is not being released at this time.