MoDOT employee biking to raise money for memorial

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | 9:17 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — A maintenance worker for the Missouri Department of Transportation is riding a bicycle halfway across the country to raise money for a "Fallen Workers' Memorial."

MoDOT says that Springfield employee Kris Sandgren began a 2,600-mile journey Tuesday in the state of Washington. He plans to ride through Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa before finishing in Jefferson City.

The transportation department says 130 MoDOT employees have died in the line of duty since 1932. People are being asked either to make a flat donation or monetary pledge for each mile that Sandgren rides.

So far, about half of the needed $94,000 has been raised for a "Fallen Workers' Memorial." It would be built on the Capitol grounds near the MoDOT headquarters.

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