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Road worker who served on school board killed in Union County

Two hit, one dead after incident in Union County, Indiana
Posted at 10:30 AM, Oct 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-19 19:47:45-04

UNION COUNTY, Ind. — A Union County Highway Department road worker – who also served as a school board member for Franklin County Community Schools – was hit and killed in a crash on Monday morning. Another worker was seriously injured.

The Indiana State Police said the single-vehicle crash happened on Clifton Road west of US-27.

Investigators said the two workers, Justin Moore and Doug Scaggs, were outside their vehicle working when they were struck by a 2008 Honda.

Moore, 42, from Brookville, Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Union County coroner. Scaggs was flown to Dayton's Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries.

Moore was elected to serve on Franklin County Community Schools' Board of Trustees in November 2020. He started his four-year term in January 2021.

In a Facebook post, Superintendent Tammy Chavis said Moore was a passionate school board member who was committed to serving the students and families of the Franklin County Community School Corporation.

The driver of the car was uninjured, but she was taken to Reid Hospital for a chemical test as required by Indiana state law.

Police said toxicology results will be provided when they become available.

Starla Morgan, who was on her farm nearby, said she's noticed dangerous driving on the road.

"I used to walk my dog, but it's not safe, because there's a lot of people that fly or get too close," Morgan said.

"We usually know each other here, so any time someone is hurt in a tragic thing, it's very unfortunate. And I wish people would slow down," Morgan said.