Officials ID construction worker struck by passing crane vehicle, killed on Highway 151 near Columbus

COLUMBUS, Wis. — A 29-year-old construction worker was struck by a vehicle and killed on Highway 151 on Monday morning, officials said.

The Columbus Fire Department said the crash happened in a construction zone at the overpass of Highway 73 and Highway 151 at 8:30 a.m.

On Tuesday morning, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office identified the construction worker as 29-year-old Moises Efrain Andino-Lopez, of St. Louis, Missouri. He was employed by a private company and was in the construction zone.

Officials said a construction truck with a fixed crane, owned by Michel’s Construction, was involved in the crash. A portion of the truck struck the construction worker as the truck passed through the construction zone.

The driver is cooperating in the investigation, officials said.

The incident closed a stretch of Highway 151 on Monday morning, state traffic officials said. All southbound lanes were blocked for over four hours.

The name of the victim is being withheld until the family is notified.

Officials said the incident remains under investigation.