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Sheriff: Road flagger dies when hit by dump truck

HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a flagger who was helping direct a dump truck driver died when the truck accidentally backed over him southeast of Portland in Happy Valley.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/tiK1rv ) the 71-year-old flagger was helping the driver move a stalled dump truck out of the road Friday afternoon when he was struck.

Clackamas County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Robbie Nasif says the worker died at the scene.

The driver remained at the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

It’s at least the third crash leading to the death of a worker on an Oregon road since May.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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HCSO: Fatal crash involving drunk driver on Hwy 249

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas- A woman was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver in northwest Harris County early Saturday morning, authorities said. 

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 1:15 a.m. on Highway 249 at Antoine Drive when a man driving a white Kia was traveling southbound and crashed into a red Jeep.  

Fatal Crash

A woman was driving the Jeep attempted to get out of her car when a pickup truck driver crashed into it after not seeing it. Deputies said the Jeep then spun out of control, and the woman died at the scene. 

The driver of the pickup truck wasn’t injured, and no charges are expected. HCSO said there were no lights on the Jeep when the truck crashed into it. 

Fatal Crash

Deputies said the man driving the Kia was transported to the hospital and found to be intoxicated. He faces DWI charges.

At this time, they are trying to determine who ran the red light in the initial crash. HCSO said if it is determined that he did, then his charges could be upgraded to Intoxication Manslaughter. 

At this time, HCSO doesn’t have any witnesses. 

© 2017 KHOU-TV

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HCSO: Fatal crash involving drunk driver on Hwy 249

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas- A woman was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver in northwest Harris County early Saturday morning, authorities said. 

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 1:15 a.m. on Highway 249 at Antoine Drive when a man driving a white Kia was traveling southbound and crashed into a red Jeep.  

Fatal Crash

A woman was driving the Jeep attempted to get out of her car when a pickup truck driver crashed into it after not seeing it. Deputies said the Jeep then spun out of control, and the woman died at the scene. 

The driver of the pickup truck wasn’t injured, and no charges are expected. HCSO said there were no lights on the Jeep when the truck crashed into it. 

Fatal Crash

Deputies said the man driving the Kia was transported to the hospital and found to be intoxicated. He faces DWI charges.

At this time, they are trying to determine who ran the red light in the initial crash. HCSO said if it is determined that he did, then his charges could be upgraded to Intoxication Manslaughter. 

At this time, HCSO doesn’t have any witnesses. 

© 2017 KHOU-TV