A construction worker was killed in Freeport, New York, on Oct. 22 when he was hit by an asphalt truck, Patch reported. The worker, Charles Grange Jr., 39, of Massapequa, was part of a road paving crew working in the area of Guy Lombardo Avenue and Grant Street. The 18-wheeler was also there for the project. Nassau Police reported that Grange was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident occurred at 10:15 a.m., police said. Newsday reported that a fellow construction worker, Mike Carnesi, 42, saw the victim drop a tool under the paving truck. When Grange went to retrieve it, the driver of the truck, who did not know Grange was there, began to move the vehicle. Carnesi described Grange as a “nice kid” who “always had a smile on his face.”
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