TULSA, Okla. (KJRH) – A tragic accident occurred in a construction zone in Tulsa today.
KJRH reported that a construction worker was killed when she was hit by a work truck along Interstate 44 near Catoosa, Oklahoma.
Eri Hernandez, 48, was hit when a dump truck backed up in a work zone.
Larry Gipson, a long-time friend of the victim said, “She was pulling a rock out of a joint, and next thing we know is we was honking the horn telling her to watch out but it’s so loud she couldn’t hear us.”
Hernandez, of Edmond, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say Hernandez was wearing the proper vest and helmet, but believe her visibility was reduced because she was kneeling down.
According to reports, the driver of the work truck, 25-year-old Jamie Aguirre, is not expected to be charged.