It is a very dangerous job--doing road work on busy highways and interstates. Sadly, 20-year-old Robert P. Armstrong of Valrico, lost his life today on I-75 in Brandon when the driver of a pickup truck lost control.
The driver of the pickup, 21-year-old Logan Tanner Feagle of Land O' lakes, was traveling south on I-75 through a construction zone just north of State Road 60 around 4:30 a.m. Workers were attaching a message board trailer to a truck when Feagle lost control of his Chevy Z71. He went onto the shoulder and hit the message board and truck, according to the FHP. Robert Armstrong was outside on the driver's side of the truck when he was hit. He died at the scene from his injuries.
According to the report on ABC Action News, Feagle received minor injuries and charges are pending while investigators try to determine if alcohol played a role in the fatality.
Drive safely through those construction zones for the safety of the road workers and other drivers. Personally, I am amazed by some of the crazy drivers on U.S. Highway 19 in Clearwater's construction zone. The workers on the side of the road have little protection from the speeding cars. A few minutes of safety can save a life--possibly yours.
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