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Coroner identifies construction worker killed on I-26

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Authorities have released the identity of a man who after being struck by a vehicle in a construction zone on Interstate 26 late Sunday night.

The Lexington County Coroner's Office said 35-year-old Nelson E. Gutierrez of Miami, FL died at Lexington Medical Center.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened just after 11 p.m. near mile marker 111.

Troopers say the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe drove into a lane that was closed for road work and struck a construction worker.

A spokesperson for the Highway Patrol did not say if charges have been filed.

The incident is under investigation.

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