Construction worker killed in crash on I-65

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HOBART, Ind.  A construction worker was thrown 100 feet and killed after being hit by an out-of-control SUV Wednesday morning on a highway in northwest Indiana.

35-year-old Brandon Beau Dewayne Fiscus was an employee of E & B Paving company and working to resurface part of I-65 this morning around 9:30.

Authorities say a 23-year-old woman somehow lost control of her SUV and plowed into the area where workers were repaving the highway.  Her vehicle struck Fiscus.

Investigators say the driver, who authorities identify as  Jasmine Tirado of Merrillville, apparently changed lanes from behind a semi then hit a construction barrel and ran into Fiscus.

Fiscus rolled from the windshield then smacked into one of his company’s pickup trucks before he landed about 100 feet from the spot of the initial impact.

He died of blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Construction in the area of the crash started five months ago.  The northbound lanes were closed this morning for the investigation, but re-opened to traffic shortly before one this afternoon.