A highway construction worker was killed in an accident Monday afternoon while working on the I-530 extension in Lincoln County.

Leon Bennett, 32, of Star City, died after he was struck by a falling crane boom.

A work crew was lifting a concrete pylon for an overpass with a crane when the crane boom broke off and fell on Bennett, an employee of Mobley Construction Company in Morrilton.

The accident occurred Monday around 4 p.m.