Car Hits, Kills Road Worker After Collision

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AVON, Ohio -- A construction worker has died after being struck by a car on Interstate 90 west, the Avon Fire Department has confirmed.

It happened shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday under the Lear Nagle Road bridge.

According to Avon Police Sgt. Robert Olds, two vehicles collided before one spun out and hit the worker, later identified as 63-year-old Peter Maglis, of Campbell.

Ohio Department of Transportation spokesperson Christine Myers told Fox 8 News that Maglis was putting up tarps for a structural painting at the time of the accident.

He was rushed to Avon Emergency Care Center, where he died a short time later.

The drivers of the two vehicles -- a 34-year-old Avon man and a 46-year-old Brecksville man -- were not seriously injured. They have not been charged in the accident.

The westbound lanes of I-90 were closed from Crocker Road to Route 83 for several hours as crews worked to clear the wreckage. They reopened just before 2:30 p.m.

Maglis was employed by Athos Painting, located in Seven Hills, and was said to be a dedicated worker who loved his family.

The company has been in business since 1999, and according to officials at OSHA, has had no violations.

OSHA officials also investigated at the scene.            

-- Fox 8 I-Team Reporter Peggy Sinkovich and reporter Jessica Dabrowski contributed to this report.