I-20 motorist kills SC transportation worker

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington County officials have released the name of a transportation department worker killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 20.

Coroner Harry Harmon says 21-year-old Nicholas Johnson died when he was hit by a vehicle in the emergency lane Monday afternoon.

Harmon says Johnson died at the scene from head and body injuries.

Transportation Department spokesman Pete Poore says a crew was cleaning debris when Johnson was struck.

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