- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

BLUE GRASS, Iowa (AP) - A construction work was killed when the driver of a speeding vehicle apparently lost control in a work zone near the southeast Iowa city of Blue Grass.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says authorities received reports of a speeding driver, and a deputy then saw a vehicle race past on Highway 61.

The deputy turned around but before he could catch up to the vehicle it entered a work zone. The driver tried to exit the highway but careened into the construction area and hit a worker before crashing into a ditch.

The worker was pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital.

The driver and a child in the vehicle also were taken to a hospital.

Authorities didn’t release the names of those involved.

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