Published: Oct 30, 2010 10:55 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 30, 2010 7:56 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say they have charged a truck driver whose rig smashed into a tractor mowing the median of Interstate 95 with a misdemeanor.

Troopers told The Fayetteville Observer on Friday that 65-year-old Luis Valdes, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., is charged misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Investigators say the tractor-trailer scraped two parked vehicles warning about a lane closed to protect workers ahead, then smashed into the mower near exit 58 on Wednesday.

Authorities say 47-year-old John McLean of Erwin was killed. He was one of several family members working for a company with a contract to cut grass for the state Department of Transportation.
A phone listing for Valdes could not be found.