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Crane operator killed in accident at highway construction site identified

UPDATE (3/3):

The Pope County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed Wednesday during an accident on a construction site as 28-year-old Matthew Kyle Ferrari, of Alma.

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ORIGINAL STORY (3/2):

A crane operator was killed Wednesday morning while working on a construction site in Pope County.

According to a release from the Pope County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened Wednesday, just after 10:30 a.m., at a construction site on Highway 7, north of Dover.

The construction site is where highway improvements are being made on Hwy 7.

The accident reportedly involved a crane, with the crane operator being injured, and later pronounced dead at the scene. The crane operator is not being identified at this time.

Pope County EMS and Pope County deputies responded, and this incident is still being investigated. No further details have been released at this time.

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