A worker with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was killed in an accident on Highway 75 on Monday.
OHP officials say Tim Vandiver, Superintendent of Checotah Interstate Maintenance, died when a truck he was sitting in on the shoulder of the highway was hit by an RV.
Officials say the crash happened in a work zone near Henryetta around 12:30. Officials say the driver of the RV was sleepy. The ODOT worker was ejected from the truck and died instantly.
ODOT released this statement about Vandiver's death:
Tim Vandiver, Superintendent of Checotah Interstate Maintenance at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, was tragically killed this afternoon, June 25, 2012.
The department is deeply saddened by this tragedy, which is felt by each of his 2,400 coworkers statewide. Our thoughts are with the Vandiver’s family, friends and fellow crew members during this difficult time.
Vandiver was 47 years old and had been with ODOT since October 1994.
The exact cause and details of the accident are currently under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on eastbound I-40 just east of Henryetta while Vandiver was stopped on the side of the road just at the beginning of a workzone.