Howard County police have identified the highway worker who was struck and killed while closing a lane of traffic Tuesday night.
Erick Meekins, 40, of Baltimore was placing cones on a westbound lane of state Route 216 in the Scaggsville area when he was hit by a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu around 9:20 p.m.
Police say Meekins, who was wearing a reflective shirt, was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver of the car, a juvenile, remained on the scene. No charges have been issued. The investigation into the crash is continuing.
Meekins was a state highway contractor for Road Safety Traffic Control Company, LLC.
The westbound lanes of Route 216 was closed for about two hours during the investigation.