Construction worker in Moline dies after being hit by truck backing up

MOLINE, Illinois-- Moline Police says a construction worker has died after a truck backed up and hit him.

It happened around 7:30 am on Friday, August 23 near the intersection of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Moline. Police say the 56-year-old man was hit when a slow-moving truck backed up into the construction area. The worker was taken by the Moline Fire Department to Trinity Medical Center for emergency treatment.

On Saturday, August 24th, Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson identified the man as 56-year-old East Moline resident Jackie W. Botkin.  He was pronounced dead at 7:57 a.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, August 26th.

Moline Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit and Illinois State Police are investigating the incident.

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