Chesterfield Man Killed Working In Illinois Construction Zone

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A St. Louis man whose life ''as an executive'' was devastated by the economy, was trying to get a fresh start with a road construction company when tragedy struck Wednesday night. Full Story
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valerie

Saint Charles, MO

#1 Sep 9, 2010
What a tragedy. Prayers to the family of this poor man. Such a shame his life was cut short because of selfish, impatient people that can't slow down for a few minutes. So sad.
Way To Go

Rolla, MO

#2 Sep 10, 2010
My prayer to the family and friends of this young man.
I know personally how quick accidents happen BUT people PLEASE SLOW DOWN IN CONSTRUCTION ZONES.
Steve

Cape Girardeau, MO

#3 Sep 10, 2010
What a waste of a life. RIP. Prayers with the family and friends.
richardallan

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Sep 10, 2010
This stuff seems never-ending. Sad. The very least this jerk-driver who killed him should get is life-without-parole; I'd like to see him executed!
mjke

Fairview Heights, IL

#5 Sep 10, 2010
some people will not slow down for anything, what a shame.

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#7 Sep 10, 2010
people need to learn to slow down and pay attention in work zones!
Who Cares

United States

#8 Sep 10, 2010
So so sad! Slow down, folks, and stay off the damn phone!
Kristi

Evansville, IN

#9 Sep 10, 2010
This is a terrible tragedy. But what this article doesn't say is that there were no construction signs what so ever posted warning of the upcoming construction zone. The grain truck driver was not speeding and had never even had a speeding ticket in all of his 60 years. He was simply coming up a hill. He could not even see the construction going on until it was too late. I am so sorry for this tragic loss of life. But the driver of the truck was not careless or a monster. He is another victim in this terrible terrible tragedy. The guilt he feels is horrific. Blatent comments passing judgement on someone when you don't know the whole story is also a tragedy.
MrObvious

Irving, TX

#10 Sep 10, 2010
Kristi wrote:
This is a terrible tragedy. But what this article doesn't say is that there were no construction signs what so ever posted warning of the upcoming construction zone. The grain truck driver was not speeding and had never even had a speeding ticket in all of his 60 years. He was simply coming up a hill. He could not even see the construction going on until it was too late. I am so sorry for this tragic loss of life. But the driver of the truck was not careless or a monster. He is another victim in this terrible terrible tragedy. The guilt he feels is horrific. Blatent comments passing judgement on someone when you don't know the whole story is also a tragedy.
Agreed! Don't listen to the A-Holes on here they are all worthless and Weak!
WarDog

Saint Charles, MO

#11 Sep 10, 2010
Not sure if everyone posting here is an idiot, but they seem like it. Watch the story. It's not so much about a guy killed in a construction zone as it is about a former executive who got a road crew job because the economy collapsed. Too complicated for you?
cardsfan

Buckner, MO

#12 Sep 10, 2010
my prayers to his wife and family.
Peace Maker

Evansville, IN

#13 Sep 10, 2010
Kristi wrote:
This is a terrible tragedy. But what this article doesn't say is that there were no construction signs what so ever posted warning of the upcoming construction zone. The grain truck driver was not speeding and had never even had a speeding ticket in all of his 60 years. He was simply coming up a hill. He could not even see the construction going on until it was too late. I am so sorry for this tragic loss of life. But the driver of the truck was not careless or a monster. He is another victim in this terrible terrible tragedy. The guilt he feels is horrific. Blatent comments passing judgement on someone when you don't know the whole story is also a tragedy.
It does'nt matter a man is dead.Something could have been done to prevent this.A slow down sign or just a driver that was driving slow enough to slow down or realize that work was being done.It doesnt take a genious to recognize orange cones all over the highway in a construction zone.He shouldnt be dead and someone should pay for this.Even if the driver was caerless he wont admit to it..Im pretty sure he feels bad but its a little to late for that..Explain that to his(deaceased) mother,father,wife and kids..The way this happened doesnt look accidental but looks very preventable.
a mother

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Sep 10, 2010
What a terrible loss. How sad. My heart and prayers go to the family. May God be with you.
Horrible

Saint Louis, MO

#15 Sep 10, 2010
What a horrible loss. This family should be praised.
This man, husband, and father did not just give up and quit when he lost his job. He went out there to find a job to support his family. Then this had to happen. Some of you just give up and do not even care.Then end up sitting on your butts for us to pay for you. This is one story that should be shared.
My heart and prayers are with this family.
voodoo doctor

Fenton, MO

#16 Sep 10, 2010
What a shame that this man who was trying to make a living for his family had to lose his life through such carelessness. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
unknown

United States

#17 Sep 10, 2010
What you all don't realize is that this man saw the truck coming, knew it wasn't going to stop, ran from in front of the car he had stopped into the ditch then the truck hit him in the ditch, do you think that if he had time to run from the road to the ditch that the truck had time to stop? Or to see him? I am sure the truck driver feels horrible about this and it purely was an accident.
robin

Columbia, MO

#18 Sep 10, 2010
sorry to hear about your lost. this is a very touching story.
Tina

United States

#19 Sep 10, 2010
I am so very sorry to hear of the terrible loss of your Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend. One person is so much for so many. What a terrible tragedy. May you find strength in the Lord at this sorrowful time.
vet

Lake Ozark, MO

#20 Sep 10, 2010
let the family beat the driver th death, at city hall... this crap will then stop.............
mommy625

Collinsville, IL

#21 Sep 10, 2010
I write this with tears in my eyes. This is such a heartbreaking story and makes me hurt for this young man's family. May God give them all peace and strength to overcome this tragedy. I think I feel most sad about these 2 young children who just lost their daddy :(

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