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A construction flagger died Thursday after being struck by a car on U.S. 412 east of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas Department of Transportation spokesman Danny Straessle said.

Straessle said the flagger was an employee of a subcontractor under the primary contractor paving the highway, Atlas Asphault. He said the worker was not a Department of Transportation an employee.

State police are investigating the collision and said they did not have additional information Thursday afternoon.

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