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BRECKNOCK, Pa. (AP) — A New York City man who was in a vehicle that overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was killed after he got out of the vehicle and it was hit by a passing tractor-trailer.

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Pennsylvania state police say the crash occurred around 2:20 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes in Brecknock.

The 25-year-old Brooklyn resident and two other people safely got out of the vehicle when it overturned. A commercial vehicle and another car stopped at the scene to assist.

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State police say the tractor-trailer soon hit the overturned vehicle and the other car, and the Brooklyn man was struck and killed.

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Authorities say the two other people who had been in the overturned car then fled the scene.

Three other people sustained minor injuries.

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