MORROW COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing to investigate the death of a road construction worker Wednesday night. The work site was on Interstate 84 about 7 miles west of Boardman in Morrow County.
Information released today by OSP showed that on Wednesday, July 23 at about 11:15 p.m., OSP, Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Boardman Police, Boardman Fire crews, and Boardman Ambulance crews were sent to a reported highway construction work site accident in the westbound lanes of I-84, near milepost 158. Upon arrival, emergency personnel found Glen Warren McCoy, 64, from Sparks, Nv., fatally injured. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
McCoy was a member of a construction company out of Sparks, Nv. that was contracted with ODOT to install rumble strips at a paving project site. He was working outside of a 1999 Dodge pickup operated by another employee when the pickup, which had a piece of equipment in tow, began to slowly move forward and he was run over by the rear dual tires.