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Avon construction worker killed on construction site

Posted at 5:01 PM, Aug 15, 2016

A worker was killed while directing a dump truck that was backing up through a construction zone in Avon on Monday.

The construction worker, Joseph Kelly, 36, of Avon, was somehow struck by the truck as he was directing it. 

The construction zone was on Jaycox Road, north of Middleton Road. 

Both the Ohio State Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Unit and the coroner responded to the scene.

According to the Avon Police Department, the victim and the driver both worked for KMU Trucking Inc. in Avon.

The family issued this statement regarding the accident:

We are in an unimaginable amount of grief and shock as we mourn the loss of an amazing father of three, husband, son, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend to many. We ask for your prayers and strength to cope with this tragedy. We appreciate all the support and ask for privacy as we mourn our loss. Please pray for us. Thank You.