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Durand Avenue construction worker killed after cement truck backs over her
Tragedy on Highway 11

Durand Avenue construction worker killed after cement truck backs over her

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Durand Avenue construction

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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