Construction worker killed in Newberry Road crash
The Gainesville Police Department is investigating a crash that left a construction worker dead early Friday morning.
According to investigators, at about 1:00 AM, a vehicle was driving on Newberry Road when it passed 43rd street and struck an electronic directional sign and hit a construction worker.
Alachua County and Gainesville Fire-Rescue performed an extrication to get the driver out of the vehicle that had landed on it's side.
The name of the worker is 45-year-old, Yamil Hernandez.
The driver and Hernandez were taken to UF Health Shands, where Hernandez was pronounced dead.
Police say the driver of the car is expected to live.