FAIR GROVE — A highway construction worker was killed along U.S. 65 near Fair Grove in southwest Missouri.
The Highway Patrol said 53-year-old Lance Trager, of Columbia, died Wednesday afternoon while workers were dismantling and loading a crane onto a flatbed truck. Troopers said Trager fell under the wheels of the truck and was run over as the rig pulled forward.
The driver of the truck was identified as 40-year-old Howard Nichols of Centralia.
Crews have just finished building a bridge over the Pomme de Terre River on the Greene-Dallas county line.