BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A road worker is recovering from majors injuries after being hit by an SUV in a Highway 70 construction zone.
The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened just before 8 p.m. Monday night, just east of Highway 284 near Chilcoot.
Investigators said Eugene Hill was driving under the influence when sped into a "cone zone" and hit an SUV in front of him.
The SUV then pushed into flagger Adrian Hill and sent him airborne into a ditch.
Hill was airlifted to the hospital.
The driver of the SUV was also injured. Hill was arrested for a felony DUI. '
The road was closed for nearly five hours while authorities worked to clear the roadway.
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