Construction worker killed on I-20 after impaired driver plows zone

The crash killed a construction worker and left three hurt.

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- A construction worker was killed and several others were injured Friday morning after a car plowed through a construction zone on Interstate 20 in Villa Rica, Friday morning.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a Honda Civic was traveling westbound around 3:10 a.m. and drove into the northbound emergency lane and struck four people from a road crew that was working between the interstate and the exit ramp for GA 61 (exit 24).

A GSP spokesperson said the driver of the car was impaired at the time of the crash. Emergency responders airlifted both the driver and one worker to a local hospital, however that worker was later pronounced dead.

The surviving workers are now in stable condition. Another worker, who was taken to Tanner Villa Rica hospital, has since been discharged. Police are not yet releasing identities of those involved. 

According to GSP, the construction workers were GDOT subcontractors working for a Florida-based company called Olympus Painting and were doing sanding and painting on the roadway before the crash.

Investigators are going to be recreating the scene and getting more information on speed of the vehicle before the crash.

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