Construction worker struck and killed on Route 422 in Chester County

NORTH COVENTRY TWP., Pa. -- Police say a construction worker was struck and killed on Route 422 in North Coventry Township.

The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the westbound lanes near Route 100.

Police say 60-year-old Lee Boyer of Liberty, Pennsylvania was helping set cones for a lane closure when he was struck by a Jeep Liberty SUV.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Boyer was in an active construction zone when he was struck.

He was working as the project superintendent for a highway line-painting project.

Route 422 West was shut down for 5 hours as police investigated.

Authorities have identified the driver of the SUV, but that person has not yet been charged.

The accident remains under investigation.