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Schuylkill man struck by truck, killed early today

Published July 18. 2013 05:03PM

A Schuylkill County man was struck by a tractor with trailer rig early this morning and killed.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 1:16 a.m. along SR209, about a quarter-mile north of Anderson Street in Port Carbon borough.

The victim was identified as Sean Malone, 40, of Port Carbon. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Joseph Pothering.

Troopers said David Manns, 42, of Pottstown, was driving a 2008 Freightliner tractor with tanker trailer southbound. He did not notice a pedestrian crouched over in the middle of the southbound lane and was unable to avoid striking the individual.

After impact the rig traveled about 90 feet before coming to a stop.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Troop L Collision Analysis Reconstruction Specialists unit, Saint Clair police, Pottsville EMS unit, and fire police from Palo Alto and Pottsville.

The road was closed for about three and a half hours between Anderson and Coal streets, troopers added.

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