TDOT employee hit, killed by vehicle while helping stranded family
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee Department of Transportation employee died four days after being hit by a vehicle while helping a stranded family.
HELP operator James Rogers, 30, was changing a flat tire Saturday on I-40 in Davidson County. According to TDOT, Rogers told a family member who was helping to go inside the car to be safe, and he took over the tire change.
Minutes later, he was hit by a vehicle that crossed onto the shoulder.
Rogers is the third TDOT employee killed in the line of duty this year.
He leaves behind a 5-year-old son.