NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A highway worker has been killed in an accident that involved a Department of Transportation vehicle.

Errol Wilson, a 59-year-old father of two, died late Monday following the accident on the Cross Island Parkway near Northern Boulevard in Queens.

“The news that we’ve lost Errol breaks our hearts,” Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said in a statement.

Wilson was an 18-year veteran of the Roadway Repair and Maintenance Division of the department.

“The accident is a tragic reminder that so many dedicated, unsung city workers take on dangerous assignments each and every day to ensure sure our city can run,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

The NYPD is investigating the cause of the accident.

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Comments (5)
  1. Maryann Rogers says:

    In 2003 my husband also was killed do to a co-workers negligence from the same yard Mr Errol Wilson worked at. Hearing of Mr Wilson’s death brought back the horror of that day in 2003 to my daughter and myself. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Wilson family Peace be with you! DOT safety procedures clearly need to be addressed so this Tragedy doesn’t happen to anymore families.

    1. Robert L says:

      RIP to Mr. Wilson and also to your husband, may God Bless them both and your and the Wilson families!

    2. tanya johnson says:

      hello i am a close friend of the family and I would like to hear from you, can you provide your email address?

  2. tiffany says:

    Get a life, Jeff.

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