Troopers from the Kittanning barracks say 24-year-old Kevin Eshelman, of Gilpin Township, was killed when another vehicle struck him about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday near the Creighton exit of Route 28. That’s about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Police had earlier said the victim was 25 and from Leechburg, a neighboring borough.
Police say they’ve questioned the driver and that charges could be filed pending more investigation. That man is 25 and from nearby Brackenridge.
Police say a second person helping to change the tire was also hurt in the crash and has been taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.