Orange Lives Matter protest after flagger hit by a car while working

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The funeral for James Alger, the flagger who died last week when he was hit by a car, is being held Sunday, Sept. 1, in Swanton.

The 38-year-old from Barre was on the job last weekend in New Haven when he was hit by a car. He later succumbed to his injuries and died at the UVM Medical Center.

The driver of that car, Jennifer Bergevin, 49, faces multiple charges including DUI.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, road workers will assemble on the Statehouse lawn for an Orange Lives Matter protest. They are looking for legislation that would enable stronger enforcement in work zones and stricter penalties for traffic violations.