Louisiana DOTD worker struck and killed by vehicle in work zone

Road Work Cones ConstructionLouisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) District 3 employee Paul Featherston was struck and killed by a vehicle July 3 while performing routine road maintenance in Iberia.

LDOTD reports Featherston had worked at the agency for 24 years.

“While many of us are preparing to celebrate Independence Day with our loved ones, let us also keep Paul’s family in our thoughts and prayers,” the department says.

“We urge all drivers to stay alert and give full attention to the roadway, pay close attention to signs and work zone flaggers, obey posted speed limits, avoid tailgating, do not drink and drive, wear your seatbelt, avoid all distractions, and respect the men and women in construction who work on the highway each day to improve safety and transportation for the citizens of Louisiana.”