Construction worker hit, killed by car in Pasadena

Posted at 11:29 PM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 17:04:43-05

A 58-year-old construction worker was hit and killed by a car in Pasadena Monday afternoon.

Rodeny Chase was controlling traffic with a stop sign on Fort Smallwood Road around noon when a Jeep ran into him. The driver stayed on the scene. 

The preliminary cause of the crash appears to be speeding and failing to follow traffic signs. Charges are pending. 

The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration expressed condolences to Chase's family Tuesday. 

"We mourn the loss of a member of our extended contracting family in a tragic incident on Fort Smallwood Road near Pasadena.  We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Chase's family, friends and coworkers," said State Highway Administrator Gregory C. Johnson, P.E.  "This is an unfortunate reminder of how dangerous highway work can be, particularly when workers' only protection is a hardhat and reflective vest.  While this crash remains under investigation, it is critical to remind motorists of the paramount role they have in safeguarding the lives of our workers.  Drivers need to slow down and remain alert in work zones  work zone safety is in your hands."

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