Clifton Scott's story is riveting.
Clifton worked for MoDOT a long time, starting with our highway crews. He was very upset by a work zone crash that occurred in 2001 and in an interview with KMBC TV- 9 of Kansas City, he issued a plea to motorists.
Last fall, as he worked the scene of a crash as a Motorist Assist operator, a speeding driver struck and killed Clifton.
His haunting words serve as a reminder.
When you see a highway worker - or a utility crew member, law enforcement, tow truck operators or anyone else rendering service on or near a road - pay extra attention. Take extra care.
Do it out of kindness. Do it because you respect their service. Do it because you know that they, like you, just want to make it home.