Man Struck, Killed by Streets Dept. Vehicle on I-76 While Helping Girlfriend

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    A man who got out of his car to help his girlfriend with her stalled car was struck and killed on the Schuylkill Expressway late Saturday night. NBC10's Doug Shimell reports the driver of a Philadelphia Streets Department jeep did stop at the scene. (Published Monday, April 14, 2014)

    Police say a man was struck and killed by a Philadelphia streets department vehicle on the Schuylkill Expressway while he was trying to help his girlfriend.

    The 26-year-old man was driving in the westbound lanes of I-76 on Saturday around 10 p.m. near Montgomery Drive and approaching Roosevelt Boulevard. Investigators say the man’s girlfriend was following him in another vehicle.

    The woman pulled over to the side of the road after experiencing some problems with her vehicle. Police say the man pulled over to help her.

    As he got out of his car to check on her vehicle, investigators say he was struck by a city-owned streets department vehicle that was passing by. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not yet revealed his identity.

    The striking vehicle remained at the scene. No charges have been filed.

    I-76 was closed at the scene of the crash for several hours before it reopened around 2 a.m.