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Md. highway worker killed in Eastern Shore crash

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ST. MICHAELS, Md. (AP) — Maryland highway officials are urging drivers to take care in work zones following the death of a highway worker struck by a car.

The Maryland State Highway Administration on Friday said that John Shahan of Denton was killed after an accident Thursday in which he was guiding traffic around a work zone on Md. 33 in St. Michaels.

Shahan was employed Chestertown-based David A. Bramble, Inc.

He is the seventh highway worker killed in a work-zone accident in Maryland in the last 20 months.

The highway administration says that nationally, more than 700 people a year are killed in work-zone accidents.

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