Beeline Closed At Bush Highway Turnoff

Worker struck by vehicle dies, northbound lane closed

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The northbound left lane of travel on Highway 87, near milepost 184, has been closed this morning, Tuesday, for an indefinite period of time.

A DPS press release said a one vehicle-pedestrian accident forced the closure of the northbound lane near the Bush Highway turnoff, about 40 miles south of Payson.

DPS said a contract worker was working alongside the highway around 7:15 a.m., when struck by a northbound vehicle.

The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Southbound travel is not affected, DPS said.

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