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After checking on drivers in a crash, a highway worker in Virginia was killed in a hit-and-run

Ashton Horne



Early Thursday morning, a highway worker was hit and killed on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Virginia, according to the Virginia State Police.

Jonathan W. Franzell, a worker from Culpeper, Virginia, saw a crash in the eastbound lanes of I-66 near Exit 60 just before 1 a.m., police said. He told his boss that he was leaving his work vehicle to go check on the drivers.

While Franzell was checking on one of the drivers, a maroon car sped through the work zone at a high speed, hit him, and then drove away.


Franzell, age 32, died at the scene.

Ashton Horne is an upcoming writer who currently resides in Harford County. He currently interns for TheDMVDaily as a journalist.

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