2009-07-23 / Local & State

Police Say Fatal Pa. Hit-Run Might Be Inadvertent

JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) - A police chief in eastern Pennsylvania says a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian might have driven off without realizing what happened.

Jim Thorpe Police Chief Barry Andrew says tractor-trailers frequently bump curbs in the area where 46-year-old Howard Wert was killed Thursday night. He says the driver might have thought that's what happened and left without realizing a man was struck.

Wert lived in Weissport, several miles from where he was killed. It was not immediately clear what he was doing in Jim Thorpe.

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