Transportation worker fatally injured in work zone in Taylor County
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a longtime employee has died after being hit in a work zone.
The agency said a sheriff's office investigation indicates 44-year-old Keith Jewell was killed Friday when he was hit by a contractor's truck on Kentucky 70 near the Mannsville community in Taylor County.
Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas said in a news release that Jewell had nearly 20 years of service. The release said Jewell worked his way up to highway superintendent and had recently worked as highway technician.