ADOT employee struck and killed while working along I-10 near Phoenix
PHOENIX — An Arizona Department of Transportation employee was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday while working in a construction zone along Interstate 10 south of Phoenix.
Frank Dorizio, 55, was setting up a sign alerting drivers of pavement repairs when he was killed, ADOT said in a press release.
Dorizio was the first ADOT worker to be killed while working along a highway since 1998, the department said in the release.
“Whether or not we worked directly with Frank Dorizio, each of us at ADOT mourns his loss and honors his commitment to getting everyone safely home,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said in the release.
“His co-workers and friends say the same thing about Frank: ADOT was his family, and he was committed to our agency’s mission and to the people of Arizona.”
Dorizio was a member of ADOT’s Incident Response Unit, which sets up traffic control, removes debris and assists stranded motorists on metro Phoenix freeways.
Dorizio had worked for ADOT since October 2015.
Many ADOT overhead message boards this weekend will display a message urging drivers to be alert in work zones.