Construction Worker Dies After Being Pinned Between Vehicles

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    Police in D.C. are investigating the death of a construction worker after a driver crashed into a work zone on Suitland Parkway in southeast Washington. (Published Thursday, Jan 16, 2014)

    Police in D.C. are investigating the death of a construction worker after a driver crashed into a work zone on Suitland Parkway in southeast Washington.

    Travis Jackson, 34, was setting up a construction zone on outbound lanes between Firth Sterling Avenue and Stanton Road around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, when police say the crashed occurred.

    Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The woman was transported to an area hospital after being extricated from her van. Her condition is unknown at this time. Investigators say she lost control of her car before crashing into Jackson.

    John Townsend with AAA MidAtlantic said drivers need to be alert at all times, but even more so in work zones.

    "Work zones can crop up overnight, that means you have a different configuration of when you go through these work zones," Townsend said. "It requires heightened alertness on the part of the motorists."

    In 2012, there were six fatal crashes in work zones in Maryland, 13 in Virginia and more than 600 nationwide.

    Jackson leaves behind a wife and a baby son. He was the founder of Washington-based rock label Windian Records. 

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.