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James David Dickson
The Detroit News
South Lyon Police

A road construction worker died in a crash at his work site Wednesday morning in South Lyon, police said.

South Lyon fire Chief Robert Vogel said about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a truck backed over the victim, who was in his 20s. The truck was carrying tar to the work site at Pontiac Trail and 11 Mile, the Police Department said.

The victim was a contractor for Ajax Paving, which is resurfacing Pontiac Trail from 11 Mile to Silver Lake, said Craig Bryson, a spokesman for the Road Commission of Oakland County.

Company officials issued a statement about the death Wednesday afternoon.

"We are saddened to confirm that an Ajax employee was fatally injured this morning," said James Jacob, the company's CEO, in the statement. "We are at this time investigating the facts surrounding the incident. Our most heartfelt sympathies are with the immediate family and friends as well as the Ajax family of employees."