Beeline Closed At Bush Highway Turnoff

Worker struck by vehicle dies, northbound lane closed


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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