1 dead, 1 injured after cement truck backs over construction workers

One person is dead and another is critically injured after a cement truck backed over two construction workers on a job site in Racine on Thursday, Sept. 24. It happened around 8 a.m. near Highway 11 and Ohio Street. 

Construction accident in Racine; 1 dead, 1 injured

Construction accident in Racine; 1 dead, 1 injured

A 39-year-old woman from Menomonee Falls died as a result of the incident. The second person is a 28-year-old Kenosha man who is battling critical injuries.

Investigators are withholding the identities of those involved -- so the families can be notified. 

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The construction project, which began in February, is set along a 1.3 mile stretch of Highway 11 or Durand Avenue. Crews are there to repair pavement, add medians to split the road, and improve sightlines for drivers. 

Construction accident in Racine; 1 dead, 1 injured

Construction accident in Racine; 1 dead, 1 injured

The Wisconsin State Patrol is interviewing witnesses -- and looking for any available video of the incident. 

FOX6 News reached out to A.W. Oakes & Son, whose equipment is at the construction site. The company has not responded to a request for comment.

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