HPD: Construction worker placing safety cones around trailer struck, killed by passing motorist in SE Houston

HPD says a vehicle struck a man who was walking in the 10600 block of Fuqua at Beamer around 9:30 a.m. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A construction worker who was performing duties in southeast Houston Wednesday morning died after being struck by a motorist.

According to Houston police, a contract worker was placing safety cones around his trailer to block an eastbound lane of traffic in the 10600 block of Fuqua at Beamer around 9:30 a.m.

That is when the driver of Honda Odyssey van changed lanes to avoid the closure, and accidentally struck the worker, police said. 

According to witnesses, the victim was possibly frightened by the vehicle and jumped into the roadway.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators determined the uninjured driver was not impaired, and released him after questioning.