York, PA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Truck on I-83LawPaWriter
York, PA (February 12, 2021) – Around 10 a.m. on Friday morning, February 12, a fatal pedestrian accident took place on a highway in York.
According to authorities, the accident happened on I-83 near the area of George Street and Exit 24. A pedestrian was crossing the roadway when they were suddenly struck by a tractor-trailer traveling through the area. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and called 911.
Paramedics and fire crews were immediately dispatched to the scene of the collision. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area for approximately six hours until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
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