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While backing up, cement truck runs over two workers, killing one

Posted at 4:12 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 17:12:42-04

RACINE — Authorities have identified two construction workers, one of whom died, after they were run over by a cement truck in Racine Thursday.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the cement truck was backing up at a work site and ran over the two construction workers. One was killed, and the other was seriously injured.

It happened around 8 a.m. on Highway 11 at Ohio Street just outside the City of Racine.

The worker who died is identified as 39-year-old Dharmista Chauhan, from Menomonee Falls. The worker who now suffers from life-threatening injuries is Jordan C. Newson, 29 of River Hills, Wisconsin.

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