The forces are determining the identity of 2 people who died as a result of the collapse of the bridge over the Great River

HENDERSON Co., Ill. (KWQC) – Two construction workers were killed in an accident on the Great River Bridge on Tuesday, troopers said.

According to Illinois State Police, troopers responded to the Great River Bridge around 8 a.m. Tuesday for a report of two construction workers from a Burlington, Iowa company falling.

The workers, who Pearson J. Franklin, 20, and Andrew Whitcomb, 35, pictured, walk behind their stationary truck and trailer with yellow construction lights as they build construction barrels for a work zone on the Great U.S. 34 River Bridge, according to troopers. to the west. A 2016 Mazda CX5 driven by 21-year-old Emily Johnson hit a barrel westbound on the bridge and then hit two workers, causing fatal injuries.

According to the soldiers, the driver and two construction workers were transferred to the hospital in the region. Both construction workers are said to have been killed.

Johnson was cited for Scott’s Law-improper passing of an emergency vehicle, improper use of an electronic communication device and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

According to Illinois State Police, US 34 westbound in the area of ​​the Great River Bridge was closed for the crash investigation. It has since reopened.

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