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Lebanon man in Santa suit hit, killed by DUI driver along I-95 in Philadelphia

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A Lebanon man dressed in a Santa suit was hit and killed along I-95 in Philadelphia on Saturday night.

Authorities say 24-year-old Adam Herr was walking along the busy interstate around 10:30 p.m. when he was struck. He was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital and later died.

The driver of the vehicle that hit Herr was identified as Augustine Bangura, 27, of Philadelphia. He was charged with driving under the influence and homicide by motor vehicle.

Troopers said when they were questioning Bangura at the scene–investigators smelled a strong odor of marijuana. After Bangura failed field sobriety tests–he was taken to get blood drawn and was subsequently charged.

No word yet on why Herr was on the highway.

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1 Comment to “Lebanon man in Santa suit hit, killed by DUI driver along I-95 in Philadelphia”

    veb said:
    December 9, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    my thoughts go out to the family and friends of this young man.

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