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Columbia County releases name of man who died in highway accident
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Columbia County releases name of man who died in highway accident

Road maintenance worker killed

A worker was killed in a construction zone in the town of Columbus on Monday morning, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

COLUMBUS – Columbia County Sheriff’s Office released the name Tuesday of the 29-year-old construction worker who was pronounced dead Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle in the construction zone outside of Columbus on Highway 151.

Moises Efrain Andino-Lopez of St. Louis was pronounced dead at the scene by the Columbia County Medical Examiner. Andino-Lopez was employed by a private construction company at the time of the accident.

According to a press release from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. on Highway 151 at Highway 73. A commercial vehicle owned and operated by Michel’s Construction struck the construction worker. The vehicle is described as a 2021 International Truck with a fixed crane.

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