W. Va. Worker Killed in Work Zone Accident

June 12, 2015

A West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) worker was killed in a work zone after being struck by an “out-of-control” vehicle in Wood County, reports WVMetroNews.

Police said Randall W. Bland, 49, died of serious leg injuries and seven other people were taken to hospitals including a second DOH worker who was treated for shock.

State DOH spokesman Brent Walker said Bland was pinned between a van and a DOH truck.

“A (tanker) truck hit a vehicle, who then hit another vehicle, who hit a van. The van was forced into the work zone where our workers were working and had struck a DOH worker,” Walker said.