MDOT construction manager killed while picking up road sign in Itawamba Co. crash

MDOT construction manager killed while picking up road sign in Itawamba Co. crash
MDOT construction manager killed in Itawamba Co. crash (Source: MDOT)

ITAWAMBA CO., Miss. (WLBT) - MDOT construction manager Jeff Boren was killed in an accident on Interstate 22 in Itawamba County Wednesday.

The accident occurred one mile east of the scales on I-22 westbound.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation district engineer Mark Holley said that Boren was on the shoulder of Interstate 22 picking up a road sign that had blown over when an 18-wheeler struck Boren.

“One of our most seasoned construction managers will not be returning home to his family tonight,” said Melinda McGrath P.E., who is the MDOT Executive Director.

"We ask everyone to keep the Boren family in your thoughts and prayers as we seek comfort and healing for all touched by this tragic loss,” she continued.

The accident is still under investigation.

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