- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) - An 80-year-old driver has been charged with striking and killing a Missouri Department of Transportation worker in eastern Missouri’s Franklin County.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2bHDZzP ) reports that Norman Haimila, of Hermann, was charged last month with second-degree assault and driving without insurance. No attorney is listed for Haimila in online court records.

The charges are tied to the April death of 55-year-old Lyndon Ebker, of Rosebud. Ebker was part of a crew cleaning road salt and other material from a bridge on a highway near Washington. Authorities allege that Haimila struck Ebker while swerving to avoid a dump truck that was parked in the eastbound lane. The patrol says the crew had posted signs warning of the road work.

Haimila stayed at the scene after the crash.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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