INDIANAPOLIS - The parents of a construction worker who was killed on Interstate 69 on May 9 are pushing for change.
The family of Coty DeMoss said they are channeling their grief into a project to help others.
"He's very much missed. There's not a day that goes by that we don't get up and he's the first thing on our mind and I'm sure it will always be that way," Coty’s mom Chana DeMoss said.
It was a Friday morning when DeMoss was working on an I-69 project near 82nd Street. Police said a man driving a pickup truck crashed into DeMoss, 24, and 49-year-old Kenneth Duerson Jr.
The construction workers died from their injuries.
"We want people to remember when they're driving through a construction zone, that the people that are out there working are somebody's son and daughter -- and they need to slow down," DeMoss said.
Less than three months since losing their son, the DeMoss family has teamed up with contractors for a motorcycle ride to raise awareness about the importance of driving safely through construction zones.
"Everybody gets in such a hurry, but there's no place you need to be that's worth someone's life," DeMoss said.
The family said they are speaking out for other members of their family -- including their oldest son who also works in the industry -- and for Coty’s work family who they say he loved.
"I feel that our son would want us to be behind this and expect us to be behind this … we don't want this to happen to somebody else," DeMoss said.
The Construction Safety Awareness Ride will take place Aug. 3. Click here for more information and to register for the ride.
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