W. Pa. highway reopens after tire-changer death
by Associated Press Wire
October 03, 2012 11:15 AM | 539 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) — State police have released the identity of a man killed while changing a tire along a busy highway near Pittsburgh, whose death prompted the northbound lanes to be closed for more than five hours.

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.

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