The following statement is attributed to Robert Latham, Executive Vice President of the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors:

The Associated Pennsylvania Constructors are deeply saddened by the loss of three highway workers who were killed early this morning in an incident on I-83 in York County. This tragic event occurred in the middle of National Work Zone Awareness Week, a time when drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention in work zones.

Our construction workers are real people who work within inches of traffic every day to make our roads safer and better for drivers. These workers deserved to come home today. Our thoughts are with the families of the fallen workers during this difficult time.

We urge drivers to remember to make safe choices behind the wheel as we begin another construction season. Work zones are temporary, but actions behind the wheel can last forever.

Associated Pennsylvania Constructors is a trade association that unites more than 400 members, including prime and subcontractors, consulting engineers, material suppliers, manufacturers and others with an interest in Pennsylvania’s road and bridge construction industry. The association has been serving the industry for more than 80 years and represents the majority of actively bidding contractors in the Commonwealth’s highway industry.