OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – An Owensboro city employee, a crew leader for the street department, Billy Tyler, was killed this morning in an accident.
In his memory, city officials say he was “well-known” and was “loved by his coworkers.” Support services were offered to those affected by the tragedy. Officials say Tyler was clearing debris from the roadway Wednesday morning due to a complaint, doing his duties as he usually did, when he was hit by a vehicle.
Owensboro officials noted that all flags at all city buildings will be flown at half-staff until further notice.
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The Owensboro Police Department (OPD) has asked people avoid the intersection of East Parrish Ave and Bluff Avenue due to an accident.
OPD says on March 1, around 7:04 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of East Parrish Avenue and Leitchfield Road for a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Police say the pedestrian, a 46-year-old man from Utica, died from his injuries.
Police say members of the Owensboro Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit responded to investigate the collision.
OPD says eastbound at the intersection of East Parrish Ave and Bluff Avenue to East Parrish Ave and Leitchfield Road is currently closed for a serious motor vehicle collision. Police say the roadway is expected to be closed for several hours while an Accident Reconstruction is completed.
OPD asks for people to please avoid the area if possible.