Posted on Dec 14, 2013

A Maryland State Highway worker died November 14 while fixing a road sign in Baltimore County. Details of the fatal Maryland auto accident are as follows:

A Baltimore man died the morning of Thursday, November 14 while on the job at a highway construction site in Parkville. Eddie L. Gliyard, 50 years old, was working along the inner loop of Interstate 695 when a car struck him. Gliyard and his partner, 38-year-old Nathan A. Brown of Middle River, were fixing a road sign along the Beltway near Putty Hill Road around 11 a.m. when the accident occurred.

A 2001 Volvo S80 was driving along the Interstate and reportedly veered off the roadway and onto the shoulder where the car struck Gliyard. Brown was able to move out of the way to avoid being struck by the vehicle. Gliyard was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Brown was transported to Maryland Shock Truama for treatment of his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Mary T. Levy, a 61-year-old woman from Pikesville. Levy was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of injuries. She was the only person in the vehicle.

Non-emergency highway workers remembered Gliyard with a moment of silence the next day. Gliyard was a 25-year employee with the State Highway Administration. Each year, more than 100 people are killed while on the job in highway work zones in Maryland and across the nation. A car hitting a pedestrian highway worker is by far the most common type of work-zone accident.

We express our deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Gliyard in their time of grief and thank all of our state highway workers for everything they do to keep our roads in safe, operating order.

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