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Durand Avenue construction worker killed after cement truck backs over her

Durand Avenue construction worker killed after cement truck backs over her

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Construction equipment sits idle late Thursday morning on Highway 11 by the intersection with Ohio Street. A cement truck ran over two construction workers on Thursday morning, killing one and seriously injuring another. 

A construction worker laboring on Durand Avenue was killed Thursday morning after a cement truck backed over her, according to a release from the State Patrol. Another worker also is reported to have critical injuries.

A second crash on Highway 11 in western Racine County also took another life in the afternoon.

The morning incident involving the construction worker occurred at 8 a.m. on Highway 11 at Ohio Street.

“A crash involved a cement truck backing over two construction workers on the jobsite resulting in a fatality and another worker with critical injuries,” the State Patrol release stated.

The woman killed is a 39-year-old from Menomonee Falls. The man injured is a 28-year-old from Kenosha. The names have not been released.

Second incident

Later in the afternoon in a separate incident, a driver was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 11 in Dover, according to Kansasville Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Remer.

The man killed has been identified as a 56-year-old from Racine. But his name has not yet been released. 

According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, a Ford Focus was traveling east on Highway 11 following a concrete truck. The Focus passed the concrete truck in a no-passing zone, colliding head-on with a westbound Chevrolet Aveo.

The lone occupant of the Aveo, a 56-year-old man from Racine, was deceased upon deputies’ arrival. The lone occupant of the Focus sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

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RACINE COUNTY — The names of the victims in the two fatal crashes on Highway 11 on Thursday have been released. The first one was at Highway 11 and Ohio Street in the morning and involved a construction worker being run over. The second was in the afternoon in Dover and involved a head-on collision.

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