Woodbridge Man Dies in Construction Incident

logoFairfax Police say a worker died after he was struck by an asphalt roller in the 7300 block of Statecrest Drive around 12:30 p.m. yesterday (Saturday).

The victim, Edgar Tobar, 40, of Woodbridge, was standing near a roadway at a construction site. Another employee was driving the asphalt roller on the road, lost control of the machinery and ran over Tobar. He was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition and later pronounced dead.

Crash Reconstruction and Homicide detectives responded to the scene and determined no criminal charges will be placed. The investigation has been turned over to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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