An O’Fallon, Il man has been identified as the road construction worker that was killed in an apparent accident on the SIU-Edwardsville campus on Thursday. Campus police were called to the scene around 3:30pm where 47-year-old Roger R. Kolweier was pinned under some equipment. He later died at the scene along Stadium Drive near New Poag Road.
Kolweier worked for Keller Construction of Glen Carbon, and according to a statement from the Madison County Coroner’s Office, had been driving a heavy piece of machinery with a roller attached. Preliminary information indicates a portion of the road gave out, causing the machine to flip. The incident remains under investigation.