HWY 33 OUTSIDE WHEELER CLOSED; SERIOUS ACCIDENT WITH ROAD WORKERPosted by Jack Howser on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 @ 9:37 am.
UPDATE from Jasper County authorities in an official press release:
At 8:23am Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the Jasper County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call informing of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle approximately 2 miles east of Wheeler along Route 33. Dieterich Fire Personnel were dispatched, along with deputies and Jasper County Ambulance. Upon arrival of the Jasper County Ambulance Service, the Jasper County Coroner's office was called to the scene. Route 33 is currently closed with traffic being re-routed by Jasper Co EMA Personnel. It is believed to be a road construction worker that was struck. No further information is available at this time.
Below is the original post:
JASPER CO.---Illinois Route 33 southeast of Wheeler is currently closed after a very serious accident involving a construction worker there.
Our sources are stating that the accident occurred a little more than a half hour ago (before 9 a.m.), and was just north of the granary between Wheeler and Newton (the area of Lis, where the granary is located).
It's being reported that a construction worker has been struck by a vehicle in the work zone, and EMTs were doing the best they could with him at the scene before transport.
Traffic is being rerouted in the area; use caution if you're traveling there.
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