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Update: Construction Worker Killed in Accident on Interstate 77

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Update, 5:08 p.m.

The construction worker killed in this morning’s accident on Interstate 77 has been identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jonathan Costlow, 40, of Akron, was struck by a semi-tractor truck around 10:30 a.m. Thursday near the Royalton Road exit. Powell Caesar, the director of public affairs for the medical examiner’s office, said Costlow’s next of kin had been notified as of Thursday evening.

The truck driver, Jesse Carter, 59, of Maple Heights, stopped after the accident and is cooperating with the investigation, according to a press release from the .

The original article and earlier update are below.

Update, 3:09 p.m.:

The Ohio Department of Transportation has issued a statement about this accident.

Director Jerry Wray issued his condolences to the family of the construction worker killed and to the Kokosing Construction Company, the company the individual worked for.

The statement noted that this was the third accident in this area in nearly three years that has injured or killed a construction worker and reminded people to drive safely.

1:36 p.m.

A construction worker was killed in an accident on Interstate 77 Thursday morning.

According to a press release from the , the construction worker was hit by a semi-tractor trailer at 10:37 a.m. The driver was traveling northbound, and the accident occurred near the Royalton Road exit.

The driver stopped and is cooperating with the police department’s investigation.

The construction worker is not being identified at this time, pending notice of his or her family.

This article will be updated as more details are available.

Editor’s note: The victim’s name had originally been spelled incorrectly. It has been corrected.

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