Verizon worker killed on job in Theresa identified
THERESA, N.Y. (WWNY) - Late Tuesday night the name of the Verizon flagman who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Theresa was released.
Emergency crews were called to Main Street in the village around 12:30 PM.
State police say 38 year old Alec Williamson was directing traffic through a work zone with a portable stop sign when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by 84 year old John Vantassel of Philadelphia and dragged underneath the vehicle.
Troopers say Vantassel failed to notice Williamson.
A neighbor said one lane had been shut down prior to the accident and that Verizon had been doing work there.
A helicopter was initially called to the accident scene, but was called off because of bad weather.
Williamson was taken to River Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Verizon released a statement late Tuesday afternoon:
“We were saddened to learn of the death of one of our employees. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
State police say this is an ongoing investigation.
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