Construction worker killed in Newberry Road crash

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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.


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