INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A Missouri Department of Transportation motorist-assist worker who celebrated 15 years of service with the department on Monday has died while helping shut down Interstate 70 after an earlier crash.
MoDOT says 50-year-old Clifton Scott was killed at 2:50 a.m. Friday after being struck by a car while setting up cones to reroute traffic on the interstate in Independence after a four-vehicle wreck an hour earlier.
The car then rammed into Scott’s truck, causing it to burst into flames. He died at the scene, while the driver of the vehicle that hit him was taken to a hospital.
Police spokesman Tom Gentry says one person in the earlier crash was transported to a hospital.
MoDOT says Scott began his career with the department in June 1997 as a maintenance worker.