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Mo-Dot worker recovering after vehicle hit

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – A Mo-Dot worker is recovering after his truck was hit this morning on Interstate 270.

Authorities say a woman may have been driving too fast when her car hit the truck, then a semi and another car.

The driver-Thialiaan Scarlett-Lloyd-was seriously injured. The worker suffered minor injuries.

MoDOT spokesman Chris Sutton says the accident happened while a construction crew was setting up a work zone.

"A vehicle struck a TMA, which is a piece of equipment which is located behind a lane closure to protect our crew and drivers from entering into a work zone," Sutton said.

Last week a new Missouri law went into effect that increases the penalties for reckless driving in construction areas.

Injuring or killing a highway worker could result in a $10,000 fine and the loss of driving privileges.

However there's no word yet if the driver has been charged.

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