A highway construction worker was killed Friday morning in a road construction incident south of Hamburg.

The accident reportedly occurred approximately 3 miles south of Hamburg on U.S. Highway 425 around 11 a.m. Friday morning.

According to an investigator with the Ashley County Sheriff’s office, the incident involved a piece of construction equipment, a road grader, and the victim was from out of town.

The investigator declined to release the name of the victim or any other details involving the accident. The investigator did say, however, that he believed it to just be a freak accident and more would be known once the investigation was completed.

No other information was available at press time.

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