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Details emerge in Troy woman's death at I-90 construction site

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Kathleen Louise Lee died after being hit by a pickup truck that was being driven by another construction worker. Kathleen Louise Lee died after being hit by a pickup truck that was being driven by another construction worker.
LIVINGSTON -

The death of a Troy woman in an accident on an Interstate 90 construction site near Livingston appears to have been accidental.

Kathleen Louise Lee, 52, of Troy died after being hit by a pickup truck that was being driven by another construction worker. The two employees both worked for Sletten Construction.

Sletten Construction released a statement on Tuesday saying the company "is deeply saddened by the death" adding, "We extend our hearts and deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and all those affected by this unfortunate tragedy."

The incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. on Monday in the closed-off construction area. "At this time it looks like what happened is just a terrible accident," said Clay Herbst with the Park County Sheriff's Office.

"Both of them were working, it was not an outside car driving into the scene, it was one of the work vehicles. He was backing the vehicle up, and by all accounts quite slowly, somehow she ended up underneath the vehicle," Herbst said.

Lee died at the scene. The name of the driver has not been released.

The Park County Sheriff's Office is conducting the investigation since that part of the highway was closed at the time, meaning that it is considered an industrial accident.

Construction at the site has been temporarily halted as the investigation continues.

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