SOUTH BEND, Ind.
(AP) - A toll road maintenance worker has died after being struck by an SUV
in northern Indiana.
Ronald Smith, 61,
was in front of his truck about 1:50 p.m. Thursday sweeping debris from the
right shoulder of the toll road in St. Joseph County when the SUV sideswiped
the truck and hit him, according to state police.
The SUV then rolled
over in a ditch.
lights on the red maintenance truck were on at the time of the crash. State
law requires vehicles to move into an adjacent lane or slow to at least 10
miles under the speed limit when approaching emergency vehicles on the side
of the road with lights activated, police said.
Smith was from
driver of the SUV and his 69-year-old passenger are from Wayzata, Minnesota.
They were taken to a South Bend hospital with injuries that were believed to