Pedestrian fatally struck on I-83 in York

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – The York County Coroner has released the name of the man killed on Interstate 83 in York County this afternoon.

78-year old Sotirios Drivas of Manchester Township was hit by a tractor trailer after he got out of his broken down vehicle on Interstate 83.

According to State Police, the accident happened on Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. near mile marker 25 northbound in Manchester Township, York County.

Drivas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the truck driver is cooperating with the investigation.

The roadway was shut down for several hours while State Police investigated.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the state police in York.


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Authorities say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a passing tractor-trailer after he got out his broken down vehicle on Interstate 83.

State police said the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday near mile marker 25 northbound in Manchester Township, York County.

Trooper Robert Hicks said the man stopped on the east side shoulder of the interstate and was hit by the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name wasn’t immediately released pending notification of relatives.

Police said the truck driver stopped and is cooperating with the investigation. Anyone with information about the accident is being asked to call state police in York.

All lanes on I-83 northbound between Exit 24 and Exit 28 remain closed due to the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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