By Lisa Washington

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A stretch of the Parkway East was closed Friday morning due to a fatal pedestrian accident.

According to police, a man was struck by a car while trying to cross the highway around 1:15 a.m.

The man was struck in the eastbound lanes and was pronounced dead at the scene. However, the vehicle involved did not stop.

The outbound side of the road was closed for about three hours between Forbes Avenue and Squirrel Hill. It has since reopened.

The medical examiner and an accident reconstruction team were called to the scene.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police at (412)-299-1607.

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Lisa Washington