ArDOT worker dies in accident on the job

ArDOT worker dies in accident on the job
(Source: Raycom Media)

SEARCY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - An Arkansas Department of Transportation maintenance worker died in an accident while on the job Monday.

According to KATV, an ArDOT spokesman identified the worker as James Kirk Watts.

The 43-year-old was driving a road roller on Arkansas Highway 27 south of Canaan in Searcy County when the vehicle fell into a ditch and overturned.

Watts was killed. He had worked for the department for about 13 years.

ArDOT is reviewing safety rules and speaking to witnesses as part of the investigation into Watts' death.

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