Follow up . . .
. . . to the crash.
This is what the driver would have seen as he approached the excavator. It was a bright, clear day. The merge lane is newly and clearly marked.
I can't see how the driver hit this big, yellow/orange piece of equipment.
Seizure? Asleep at the wheel? Who knows. There were no skid marks. He never saw it.
The machine was gone today.