Tow truck operator killed on Route 581

A tow truck operator was struck and killed along Route 581 in Cumberland County early Wednesday while assisting the driver of a disabled vehicle.

Andrew Smith, 23, of Landisburg, was hit by a westbound tractor-trailer and died at the scene, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Matthew Stoner.

State police said Smith was in the right shoulder and was attempting to load a disabled Dodge pickup truck onto the flatbed.

He was operating the toggle switch on the driver's side of the tow truck when he was struck in the area of mile post 7.4  in Lemoyne.

The driver of the pickup truck, Adam Knox of Mechanicsburg, was standing on the shoulder near the guardrail and was not hurt.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, identified by police as 63-year-old John Rosenberger Jr. from Newark, N.Y., was also not injured.

No charges have been filed.

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