VALDOSTA -- A Florida man remains in critical condition after he was struck by a truck while working on U.S. 84 Monday morning.

William Shawn Dedge, 21, of Madison, is in intensive care at South Georgia Medical Center after he was struck by a 2004 International Truck driven by Drury Christopher Carr, 43, Jacksonville, Fla., at about 10:33 a.m., said Trooper First Class Anthony Heath of the Georgia State Patrol Post 31.

Heath said Dedge, who works with United Rental Highway Tech Inc., was walking east behind a striping machine in the westbound lane painting fog lines. Carr struck the striping machine, which struck Dedge, he said.

"The private company failed to put out any 'Men Working' signs or barrels," Heath said.

The crew was working at the entrance of Kinderlou Forest, which is the new golf community west of Valdosta.

No charges have been filed.



To contact Tanya B. O'Berry,call 244-3400, ext. 239.

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