East Cape Girardeau, Illinois — June 9, 2012

A man from Bloomfield, Missouri died at the scene of a construction zone accident on Illinois Route 146 Sunday afternoon.

The Illinois State Police report the man, a 29-year-old whose name has not been released, bypassed barricades and entered the construction area and, as he attempted to turn out and return to the roadway, collided with an unmanned pavement roller.

The man was reportedly extricated from his vehicle but died before he could be taken to a hospital. No other injuries have been reported at this time.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 2011 saw fatal crashes account for more than 800 deaths in the state.

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