187 fallen highway workers honored at memorial

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SAN DIEGO -- CalTrans honored 187 highway workers Tuesday who have lost their lives on California roadways.

Each of the 187 orange cones displayed the name of a CalTrans worker who has lost their life since 1921. A single black cone honored all of the CHP and tow truck operators that have lost their lives.

An additional cone was added for the local Caltrans worker who died last year. Twenty cones were specifically dedicated to San Diego and Imperial County Caltrans workers.

The purpose of the annual event is to honor those who have fallen but to also serve as a reminder to drivers to slow down and be mindful of workers on California roads.