ODOT Worker Killed on the Job

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association was saddened to hear of the death of Tim Vandiver, a Department of Transportation employee. Mr. Vandiver was killed when his parked truck was hit by a recreational vehicle in a work zone on Interstate 40.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Vandiver’s family and coworkers,” said OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. “OPEA is thankful for the dedicated service of ODOT workers who put their lives at risk to ensure that Oklahoma’s highways and bridges are safe.”

Mr. Vandiver, an ODOT supervisor had been with the agency since 1994.

“OPEA is asking all state employees to be especially mindful of work zones and tell your friends and neighbors to also take special care,” concluded Zearley. “Be careful not to drive when you are tired and don’t talk or text on cell phones in work zones. The lives of ODOT employees depend on drivers obeying the speed limits and taking special care in work zones.”

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