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Caltrans Worker Dies After Being Struck By Suspected Drunk Driver

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RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A Caltrans worker struck by a suspected drunken driver on a closed section of Riverside freeway has died.

Barry Steele, 52, died at a hospital Sunday, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

Steele, a Caltrans contractor, was working on the closed Van Buren on-ramp of State Route 91 last week when a car blew past the closure, down the dirt ramp, hit a concrete K-Rail and struck him.

The driver, who tried to flee, was identified as 21-year-old Brandi Holmes of Victorville. She pleaded not guilty Friday to felony drunken-driving and hit-and-run. She remains jailed Thursday.

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