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Pedestrian Struck in Lancaster County

A section of  westbound Route 30 in Lancaster County is closed after a pedestrian is struck by a tractor-trailer.

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Witnesses tell police the man struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 30 Wednesday appeared to step in front of the truck intentionally. The incident occurred around 2:30pm just east of the Malleable Road overpass and shut down the busy highway for hours. Police identified Jesse Roberts, 57, of Lititz, as the man hit by the truck.He is listed in critical condition with severe trauma throughout his entire body, but none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

The truck driver was not injured. The rig was impounded for further investigation.

No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.

A section of  westbound Route 30 in Lancaster County is closed after a pedestrian is struck by a tractor-trailer.  It happened at around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon on Route 30 near the Malleable Road overpass in West Hempfield Township.  Township Police say the victim, an  unidentified 57 year old man from Lititz, had parked along the west bound berm of the road.  He stepped into the travel lane and was hit by a passing tractor trailer.  The victim was rushed to Lancaster General Hospital where he is listed in Critical condition.   Westbound traffic on Route 30 between Prospect Road and Route 441, the Columbia exit was closed for hours.

West Hempfield Township Police are investigating.

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