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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:26pm
EL PASO, TX (KDBC) — A construction worker was hit and killed on U.S. 54 Tuesday afternoon near Van Buren.
A viewer called into the newsroom with the tip as she witnessed a body on the road before emergency crews arrived.
TxDOT cameras show traffic is backed up for miles. TXDOT sent a press release via email identifying the worker as a department employee. The email read as follows:
"TxDOT is mourning the loss of an El Paso district team member today who was killed on the site of a maintenance project.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Local law enforcement is investigating."