MoDOT Worker Killed in Line of Duty


A 15-year veteran of the Missouri Department of Transportation was killed Friday morning while working a crash site on Interstate 70 near Kansas City.

On September 21, 2012 at approximately 2:50 a.m., Clifton Scott, 50 years old, was providing traffic control assistance at the Interstate 70 and 470 on a crash site when he was killed by the motorist.

Independence police officers and MoDOT workers were setting up cones at 2:50 a.m., Friday to route traffic around a four-vehicle crash when the car rammed into the worker’s truck. The impact from thecollision caused Scott’s vehicle to burst into flames. Clifton Scott was pronounced fatal at the scene and the driver of the vehicle that hit him was transported to a hospital.

Clifton Scott celebrated his 15-years of service with the department on Monday, September 17th. Scott began his career with MoDOT on June 1, 1997 as a maintenance crew worker, and then was promoted to intermediate, then senior crew worker before joining Motorist-Assist on August 1, 2002.

Clifton Scott was a loving husband, brother, and father of his 14-year old son.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said, “Clifton Scott gave his life while working to safeguard others. Our prayers and condolences are with the family and friends of this dedicated public servant.” Governor Nixon also urged drivers to use extra caution when they drive through work zones or around the scene of a crash, for their own safety, and that of highway workers and law enforcement.



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