A veteran Washington State Department of Transportation worker has died after behing hit by a falling tree during a rain storm.
WSDOT Maintenance Superintendent Jim McBride says the accident occurred late Sunday night on Highway 203 just south of Carnation.
He says the worker was setting up safety cones to alert motorists to powerlines knocked down by the storm when the tree fell on his truck and killed him.
McBride says the employee was well liked and loved his job.
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He calls it a "sad night" for his department.
WSDOT will release more information after his family is notified.