The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has confirmed that one of its employees was killed in a tragic work zone incident on State Route 60 in Muskingum County on Friday, June 7.

Marvin "Marty" Crane, a resident of Perry County, was tragically killed while performing his duties Friday, according to an ODOT press release.

"His death leaves a void among us and reminds us of the fragility and preciousness of life," said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks.

Crane was hired by ODOT as a highway technician in Perry County in 2009. His passion for construction led him to being promoted last August to ODOT's construction office where he worked as a project inspector.

"Marty embodied excellence every day. His passion for his work was evident in everything he did, and his dedication and positive attitude inspired everyone around him. He truly loved his job and approached each task with enthusiasm and integrity," said Jason Sturgeon, ODOT District 5 Deputy Director.

The incident is currently being investigated as a crash by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation's Public Employment Risk Reduction Program are also investigating, as the incident took place on an active work site.

Funeral services for Crane are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 15 at the J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee, Ohio. He was 56.