A 62-year-old man from Colorado Springs died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning while on his way to a jobsite, according to Colorado State Patrol.
The man stepped away from his parked dump truck with his back to an active lane of oncoming traffic around 7 a.m. at the corner of Gleneagle Drive and Huntington Beach Drive in north Colorado Springs, State Patrol said. He was struck by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old male driver, who sustained no injuries.
Witnesses said the pedestrian was attempting to cross the lanes of traffic to contact co-workers in the area. The workers were picking up dirt on Huntington Beach Drive, state patrol said. The glare from the sunrise is a factor being considered in the crash, said Troy Kessler, a spokesman for the patrol.
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