Man helping girlfriend fatally struck by City of Philadelphia vehicle on Schuylkill Expressway

FAIRMOUNT PARK - April 13, 2014

The accident happened just after 10:00 p.m. Saturday on the westbound Schuylkill, just past the Montgomery drive exit.

Police say a 26-year-old man and his girlfriend were traveling westbound on the expressway in two separate vehicles when his girlfriend's car became disabled.

The man, who was driving a U-Haul rental truck, stopped and got out of his vehicle. He started walking back to assist his girlfriend when he was struck and killed by a Philadelphia Streets Department vehicle.

The city driver stopped at the scene.

There is no word yet on any charges.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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