Construction worker from Detroit hit by asphalt truck, killed in South Lyon

Emmanuel Gonzalez-Garcia killed in construction accident

SOUTH LYON, Mich. - A 20-year-old construction worker from Detroit was hit by an asphalt truck and killed while working in South Lyon, police said.

Emmanuel Gonzalez-Garcia was killed around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday while working on Pontiac Trail just north of 11 Mile Road in South Lyon, officials said.

The driver of the asphalt truck was preparing to pour another load of asphalt while Gonzalez-Garcia took the temperature of the asphalt on the ground behind the truck, police said.

Officials said Gonzalez-Garcia was wearing headphones so he didn't hear the truck backing up. The driver of the truck didn't see Gonzalez-Garcia, police said.

First responders tried to give him medical attention, but they couldn't save him.

Officials don't believe foul play was involved.

Construction crews were repaving Pontiac Trail between 11 Mile and Silver Lake roads when the incident happened, police said. Traffic was limited to one lane in the construction zone.

The intersection of Pontiac Trail and 11 Mile Road has reopened.

Here is a statement from the contracting company:

"We are saddened to confirm that an Ajax employee was fatally injured this morning. We are at this time investigating the facts surrounding the incident. Our most heartfelt sympathies are with the immediate family and friends as well as the Ajax family of employees."

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