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CDOT worker killed in construction zone

GYPSUM, Colo. - A Colorado Department of Transportation worker has died after getting hit by a CDOT vehicle during a maintenance operation.

Colorado native 51-year-old Eric Hill was a transportation maintenance employee in Gypsum where he was born. He was struck and killed by a CDOT front end loader while he was working in the construction zone. The Colorado State Patrol and CDOT are conducting an investigation and will be giving details on the death within the next few days. No charges have been filed against the driver.

CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew says, “We are devastated by the loss of one of our own. Eric Hill was dedicated to keeping his community safe, both as part of the CDOT team and during his long career Gypsum fire protection district.”

Hill was with Gypsum Fire Protection District for 19 years as a volunteer and paid Lieutenant and EMT-B. He also served as a Lieutenant with Greater Eagle Fire Protection District. He served in the United States Air Force for four years. He is survived by his wife, Cissy, two grown children, Kasie Reynolds-Vasquez and Tyler Dohman, and a nine-year-old son, Brodie Hill, as well as two granddaughters.

Currently, there are no details on the plans for a memorial service. Please respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.

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