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Waterloo Woman Killed in Construction Accident

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident in which a road construction worker was struck and killed by a motorist.

Details of the Fatal Construction Accident

According to U.S. News, Barbarella Moore, 48,was preparing to flag vehicles as another worker cut concrete when she was struck by a vehicle on County Road S-45 in Lucas County. Moor was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorist involved, 32-year-old Brady Rasmus, told authorities he did not see Moore.

Authorities are still investigating the fatal incident, and it is unclear if Rasmus will face any charges.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 35,092 traffic-related deaths in 2015.
  • This marked a 7.2-percent increase from 2014, the largest percentage increase recorded in nearly 50 years.
  • Of those killed in 2015:
    • 22,441 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,376 were pedestrians
    • 4,976 were motorcyclists
    • 818 were pedalcyclists
    • 667 were occupants of large trucks
    • 227 were listed as other or as unknown
  • An additional 2,443,000 people were injured in automobile accidents in the U.S. in 2015.


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