AVON, Ohio - Interstate 90 westbound in Avon reopened more than five hours after a construction worker was struck and killed Wednesday morning.
The incident happened at about 9 a.m. Avon Fire Chief Frank Root said the victim was transported to Avon Emergency Care Center, where he died before he could be flown to another hospital.
Officials said the worker is from out of the country and they are trying to notify his family.
Root said first responders were on scene within four minutes and that a construction worker and passerby wrapped a tourniquet around the victim's amputated leg and a cloth around the victim's injured head, but the injuries were too critical.
The driver who hit the worker did stop, the fire chief said. A witness who saw the crash told NewsChannel5 a SUV switched lanes in the construction zone hitting the worker and pinning the him between two vehicles.
Avon police said the driver of the Jeep Liberty is a 46-year-old man from Brecksville, who was highly distraught after the accident. No citations or charges have been issued at this time.
Police said the investigation continues into exactly how the crash happened and are looking at factors prior to the accident.
Police said alcohol and texting are not believed to be factors.
I-90 westbound at Crocker Road in Westlake was closed until about 2:30 p.m. Road construction was going on at I-90 eastbound between Route 83 and Crocker/Bassett Road.
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