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Road Worker Dies After Getting Hit By Car On Michigan Highway

August 02, 2018 - 5:07 pm

FORT GRATIOT (WWJ) - A road worker hit by a car in a highway construction zone Tuesday has succumbed to his injuries, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office. 

Julian Perez, 44, of Indianapolis, died late Thursday morning at McLaren Macomb Hospital. 

According to investigators, a 28-year-old woman from Marlette was driving with her husband and two young children in her vehicle on northbound M-25 in Fort Gratiot when she hit Perez, who was part of a work crew.

When authorities arrived on the scene, Perez was found unresponsive with critical injuries. He was taken by EMS to McLaren Port Huron Hospital and was later transported to McLaren Macomb.  

No one in the vehicle was hurt. 

No further information about what may have led to the accident has been released and no charges against the driver have been announced as an investigation continues.