A utility worker was killed during Wednesday’s snow storm when hit by a car in Chautauqua County, just south of the Village of Westfield.
State police said that Billy J. Johnson II, of Crown City, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene, on Route 394. Troopers said visibility was poor during the crash because of blowing snow, and that the roads were icy.
Johnson was one of two workers for CTS Telecommunications of Orville, Ohio, standing near their truck’s bucket arm, which was extended horizontally about one foot off the ground.
A car driven by Trudy Williams, 58, of Clymer-Corry Road in Clymer, drifted onto the shoulder of the road, striking the two men about 2:45 p.m., troopers said.
Johnson was thrown onto the extended bucket. He hit his head, then landed on the pavement.
Nathaniel L. Bailey, 26, of Glenwood, W. Va., was thrown under the bucket and came to rest behind the truck.
Bailey was taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital with internal injuries. So was Williams, as a precaution, state police said.
Troopers continued late Wednesday to investigate the crash.