Name of Worker Killed on I-90 Released

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AVON, Ohio — The name of the worker killed on I-90 west in Avon on was released on Thursday.

According to the City of Avon Police Department, the victim’s name is Peter Maglis, 63, of Campbell, Ohio.

The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m. on Wednesday under the Lear Nagle Road bridge when two vehicles collided then one spun out and hit Maglis.

He had been putting up tarps for structural painting and was rushed to Avon Emergency Care Center where he died a short time later.

The Fox 8 I-Team was at the scene of the crash and learned more about the victim and where he worked.

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 were also at the scene to investigate.  It was not known how long the investigation would last.

ODOT and Avon Fire Department officials said the project had been taking place for about a year, and though they have had a few minor accidents, they have had nothing this severe.                

The two drivers involved in the accident weren’t hurt.

At the time of this report no one had been charged or arrested and drugs and alcohol were not believed to be a factor in the crash.

(Fox 8 I-Team Reporter Peggy Sinkovich and Web Producer Lindsay Buckingham contributed to this report.)

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