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Funeral set for KY road worker who died while plowing highway in Christian Co.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A funeral has been scheduled for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet employee Chris Adams, who died while plowing snow in Christian County on Saturday.

The family has extended an invitation to his coworkers and fellow employees to attend his funeral on Friday, Jan. 29 at noon. 

At about 5:50 a.m. Saturday, Adams called a supervisor indicating his snow plow had slid off in a ditch along KY 115.  

When the supervisor arrived on KY 115 Adams was slumped over in his truck seat and unresponsive. 

An ambulance was called to the scene. Paramedics then summoned the coroner.

The 44-year-old transportation employee had been on the clock since about midnight. 

During a break overnight he interacted with other employees and appeared to be in good spirits.

KYTC District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn offered sympathy to the family and his coworkers. 

"Our crews are very tight knit. Working long hours in all kinds of weather you get to know the character of people around you. Losing a friend and coworker is always tough, but our Christian County Crew is continuing work today to carry on efforts to make travel safer for the rest of us."

Family members have encouraged KYTC personnel to wear their Hi-Viz road gear and uniforms.

Members of the Christian County Highway Maintenance Crew will serve as pallbearers and provide an escort from the funeral home to the church around 11 a.m. on Friday.   

A KYTC truck will lead the funeral procession from the church to the cemetery after the funeral service.

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