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Caltrans workers, Modesto family honor fallen comrade

Hundreds of Caltrans workers, family and friends of Donald Lichliter gathered Thursday at First Baptist Church in downtown Modesto for Lichliter’s funeral service.

The California Department of Transportation employee was killed last week when he was hit by a truck as he worked along Highway 99 near Lodi.

After the service the funeral procession, which included 300 Caltrans vehicles, headed north on Highway 99 to Burwood Cemetery in Escalon.

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