WAXAHACHIE — Two construction workers lost their lives in a single vehicle accident on Monday night. The accident took place at about 7:30 p.m. on Interstate Highway 35E just south of Waxahachie.

“Preliminary investigation reveals the driver of the box truck drifted off the right side of the roadway in a construction zone. Two construction workers in the work zone were setting up barrels and a message board," Texas Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Sgt. Sara Warren said. "They were struck and killed by the truck. The box truck then overturned as it re-entered the roadway. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.”

Warren said the roadway was closed for approximately three hours during the incident. The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available.