DOT worker removing tree killed in Watauga County

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a North Carolina Department of Transportation worker trying to remove a tree from a road in Watauga County has been struck and killed by a vehicle. 

Officials said 55-year-old David Cook died at the scene of the crash from head injuries around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

The DOT says Cook was with a second worker on the road east of Boone. 

State troopers are investigating the crash. 

The DOT says Cook was a transportation supervisor and worked for the agency for more than seven years.
 

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