Sign Blown by Wind Strikes, Kills Man in Hunting Park

The 60-year-old man was at the Auto Sales Car Lot on the 4300 block of Old York Road at 12:56 p.m. when he was struck by the sign.

A man was struck and killed by a sign that was blown off a wall by the wind Monday afternoon in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia, according to police.

The 59-year-old man was at an auto repair shop on the 4300 block of Old York Road at 12:56 p.m. when a company sign fell on top of him and pinned him to a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:04 p.m.

Police have not yet released the man’s identity. An autopsy will be performed on him Tuesday. 


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A nor'easter with powerful winds slammed the area Monday, causing damage across the region. A High Wind Warning with wind gusts up to 60 mph was in effect for Philadelphia, the surrounding suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware at the time of the man's death.

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