ALDOT worker dies after being hit by vehicle

ALDOT worker dies after being hit by vehicle
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - One of the three Alabama Department of Transportation employees struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning on Atlanta Highway has died, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

The victim, identified as 62-year-old Leo Fournier of Montgomery, was pronounced dead at Jackson Hospital.

Fournier and two other men were hit on Atlanta Highway near Dalraida Road around 11:30 a.m. The other two victims are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A Buick LaSabre was traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of Atlanta Highway when it left the roadway and hit the men, police say. The driver of the Buick was taken into custody and charges are pending, police say.

According to ALDOT, Fournier was an engineering assistant and had worked for ALDOT for about eight years.

The other two men are also engineering assistants.

"The ALDOT family is in mourning over the loss of an employee who was loved by his family and his co-workers, and our prayers are with his family and with our other employees who were injured," said ALDOT spokesman Tony Harris. "I hope this serves as a reminder that safe roadways start with safe drivers. Everyone needs to take their responsibilities seriously behind the wheel."

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