“We are deeply saddened by a tragic accident this morning that claimed the life of one of our Illinois Department of Transportation employees. Michael Holmes of Wyoming, Illinois was a monthly snowbird worker for IDOT and had been with the Department’s winter operations team since November 2007,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. Holmes was 49 years old.
“The safety of our workers always will be a top priority at IDOT and we are working with law enforcement authorities who are investigating this incident. My thoughts and prayers are with our employee’s family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time.”