July 26, 2019
On Thursday, July 25, 2019, two South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Horry County highway maintenance workers, Cecil Morgan and David Sibbick, were killed when they were struck by a driver while patching a pothole. These losses bring the total number of SCDOT employees killed in the line of duty to 85.
"These two young men were dedicated employees and put their lives on the line daily to serve the motoring public, as do all of our employees who work on our highways," said Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall. "SCDOT has active work zones all over the State. This tragic incident should serve as a reminder to the traveling public to obey signs in work zones, slow down, and watch for workers. Drivers should pay attention, avoid distractions, and expected the unexpected. These measures are not only for the safety of our workers, but for your safety as well."
"We continue to lift up and pray for the families of the two employees we lost yesterday and will continue to stress the importance of being cautious while driving in work zones" said SCDOT Commission Chairman Robert D. "Robby" Robbins.
For any additional information, the media is referred to the SC Department of Public Safety.
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