Tollway worker killed on I-294 ID’d as married father of two

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ALSIP, Ill. -- The Illinois Tollway worker struck and killed by a truck on southbound Interstate 294 Monday has been identified.

David Schwarz, 48, and another worker were clearing away debris when Schwarz was hit by a semi-truck. The truck also hit the workers' vehicle before it kept going.

Schwarz served as an equipment operator laborer since beginning his career at the tollway in March 1992. He was married and had two children.

Police continue to search for the truck driver who fatally struck him. Illinois State police said it was a semi-truck that was towing a tractor trailer that hit him.

Schwarz worked for the Tollway since 1992 removing snow and assisting stranded drivers among other duties.

Greg Bedalov, Tollway executive director, issued a statement on Tuesday:

"We offer our deepest condolences and our full support to David's family, loved ones and friends for their heartbreaking loss.”

The family set up a GoFundMe in Schwarz's name.

A source familiar with the investigation told WGN officials are working on at least one solid lead.

State police said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police.