Cooperstown (NDHP)    The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports, a road construction worker was killed Friday about 5-p.m. along 15th St SE in Cooperstown.

The report says the 50-year-old female construction worker from Odessa, Minnesota,  Melissa McMahon,was struck and killed by a 1988 Kenworth dump truck that was backing up to pour asphalt on the roadway.

McMahon was assisting in backing up the dump truck when she was struck.  She sustained serious injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

The 63-year-old male, truck driver  from Summit, SD, Robert Halvorson, was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash is under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Assisting at the scene were:  The Griggs County Sheriff’s Department, Steele  County Sheriff’s Department, Cooperstown Ambulance, and Cooperstown Fire Department.