RACINE -- A City of Racine sanitation worker and community pastor was killed in an accident with a Ford Mustang Wednesday morning.
The accident occurred near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Oregon Street. Police say Mark Gates was hit by the Mustang and was transported to Froedtert Hospital by Flight for Life.
Witnesses say he was stuck between the truck and the car.
"He was in pain, he was screaming, and a lot of people went outside to try to help him," eyewitness Ilyas Kazi says. "The guy who was driving the car, he's got a problem."
"Mark was a highly respected and dedicated employee as well as a deeply faithful and caring pastor, and he will be missed by all who knew him," Racine Mayor John T. Dickert said Wednesday evening.
There is currently no word on the condition of the Ford Mustang driver.