THP: Work zone flagger hospitalized following crash

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UNION COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — A work zone flagger was hospitalized with serious injuries Tuesday after a traffic incident, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

According to THP’s preliminary report, on Dec. 31 around 8:27 a.m. THP responded to the area of Hickory Star Road near Heiskell Road for a traffic crash involving a pedestrian.

The pedestrian was identified as 29-year-old Travis Debusk, a flagger for the work zone, who was struck by a Ford Edge SUV that was driven by a 57-year-old Maynardville man.

The report indicated no charges were pending as of Tuesday afternoon.

No further details were yet available.

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