Utility worker killed after being hit by car while on the job, police say

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor
KPRC

A construction worker was killed while on the job in Webster.

HOUSTON - A utility worker was killed while on the job in Webster. 

According to police, a convoy escorting a wide load stopped to check power lines around 10:40 p.m. Monday to ensure a large piece of equipment could make it down Highway 3 near Clear Lake City Boulevard. 

While they were checking the lines, police said a driver drove past the crew, hitting one of the workers.

When emergency responders arrived, they found the utility worker dead. 

Police said the driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of intoxication. There is no word yet on if the driver will face any charges.

Editor's note: Authorities had initially said the driver, who was possibly intoxicated, hit a construction worker before fleeing, then later returning to the scene. This article has been updated to reflect new information given by police.

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