Man Killed While Changing Flat Tire On I-279

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OHIO TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man was struck by a vehicle and killed while he was changing a flat tire on I-279 in Ohio Township on Thursday afternoon.

It happened just before 1:30 p.m. on I-279 northbound.

According to state police, 55-year-old Scott Hirsh had pulled his vehicle onto the right shoulder of the road to change a flat tire.

Hirsh was in the process of changing the tire when a 65-year-old man driving a Honda Civic veered off the side of the road onto the right shoulder, striking Hirsh and then his vehicle.

Hirsh was pronounced dead at the scene.

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