Troopers: SC DOT worker killed on Interstate 20

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina Department of Transportation worker has been killed after being hit by a car on Interstate 20 near Columbia.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the worker was struck at around 1:30 p.m. Monday in the westbound lanes near mile marker 62.

DOT spokesman Pete Poore says the worker was part of a group of cleaning the road of debris and was in the emergency lane when he was struck.

The worker has not been identified.

Troopers say only one westbound lane was open in that area Monday afternoon. Authorities say the driver who struck the worker has been arrested, and charges are pending.

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