VDOT contractor killed in hit-and-run on I-81
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police say a VDOT contractor is dead after a hit-and-run in an I-81 work zone Tuesday morning at mile marker 142 in Roanoke County.
Police say the incident occurred at 2:38 a.m. after the worker exited a piece of construction equipment that was being loaded on a lowboy trailer. The worker was then hit by the driver of a tractor-trailer. Police say the tractor-trailer driver continued northbound on I-81.
The worker has been identified as 54-year-old Matthew C. Frazier of Clifton Forge. Frazier was wearing a traffic vest at the time of the incident and died at the scene.
Police say they are working to identify the tractor-trailer from videos obtained from construction vehicles in the area.
Traffic patterns at mile marker 142 have returned to normal.
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