Family Demands Justice in Death of Roadway WorkerAuthor/Presenter: Fuller, James; Gonzalez, Veronica
A car struck and killed construction worker Deborah Wead early Tuesday on an I-290 entrance ramp in Schaumburg. Illinois State Police said reckless homicide charges are pending against the man suspected of hitting Wead. Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation said more than 2,000 speeding tickets have been issued along the road where Wead was killed since construction began in March. Minimum fines for speeding in a work zone were increased from $150 to $200 in January. This month, Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a law that requires speeding drivers who kill a construction worker to be charged with reckless homicide and face up to 14 years in prison.