Construction worker killed in one vehicle accident May 12
A road construction worker from Harlan, Brian Kelly Parker, was killed after being struck by a vehicle near Red Oak Thursday evening, May 12.
A report from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to Highway 34 and Evergreen Avenue on the west side of Red Oak for a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident around 6:45 p.m.
The report said Shawn Dale Kammerer of Red Oak was driving eastbound on Highway 34, approaching a transition area into a construction zone, when he failed to obey a stop sign and struck Parker, who was running a traffic control device.
Parker was taken to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries. The incident remains under investigation. The Red Oak Police Department, Red Oak Fire, Red Oak Rescue, Mills County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa State Patrol assisted at the scene.