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Driver Sought After Construction Worker Struck And Killed On Pa. Highway I-81


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Driver sought after construction worker is struck and killed on Pa. highway, police say


A construction worker was struck and killed early Saturday by a vehicle driving in a lane closed to traffic on a Pennsylvania highway, according to police.

Kevin C. Dendulk, 30, of Royersford, was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m. at the scene on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania State Police at Hazleton said in a news release.

The crash occurred about 1:15 a.m. at mile-marker 142.3 of I-81 North in Hazle Township, as a gray Hyundai Accent was being driven in the right lane that was closed for overnight construction work, police said

Dendulk was working in the right lane when he was struck by the car, which continued north, police said.

The Hyundai, manufactured between 2000 and 2009, will have damage to its passenger side and front end, including a missing passenger side mirror and missing passenger side window glass, and possibly headlight, hood and windshield damage, according to the release.

Investigators ask anyone with information on the vehicle to call state police at 570-459-3890.

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