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Construction worker killed as driver plows through Happy Valley road, two others injured

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Crash scene photograph provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Inset: Fedsot A. Tsopko.

A construction worker was killed after three people at a construction site were struck when a driver sped through SE 122nd Avenue in Happy Valley Tuesday afternoon.

Police have arrested a suspect in the incident. Fedot A. Tsopko, 51, of Portland, faces manslaughter and DUII charges.

The crash was reported around 1 p.m. along SE 122nd between Sunnyside and Mountain Gate.

"He approached the construction scene, there was a flagger there attempting to stop the car. [The driver] then struck the flagger, continued through the scene, struck two workers and continued northbound on 122nd," Sgt. Brian Jensen with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said.

Police said Tsopko drove for another 200 to 300 feet before crashing his car and rolling it on its side.

The flagger and the other construction worker were hospitalized with unknown injuries.

A third party crew was conducting a project for the Sunrise Water District in the area when the three crew members were struck.

Tsopko had to be extricated from his car and was also hospitalized. After he was released, police took him to the Clackamas County Jail, where he is being held on $252,500 bail.

The name of the construction worker who was killed will be released after family notifications are made.