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Worker killed while removing I-81 debris in Va.

Wednesday - 6/5/2013, 10:52am  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Police are investigating the death of a highway maintenance worker who was killed while removing road debris in Montgomery County.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Rob Carpentieri identified the victim as 40-year-old Steven Anthony Cox of Roanoke.

Carpentieri tells media outlets that a tractor- trailer hit Cox as he was removing debris from a northbound lane of Interstate 81. Cox was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon. No charges have been filed against the driver of the tractor-trailer.

Cox was employed by Infrastructure Corporation of America.

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