Construction Worker Fatality on PA Turnpike

Early Tuesday morning, October 10, 2017 a construction worker was killed when a car ran into his backhoe on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

State police have identified the man killed as Robert W. Marchetti, 63, of Luzerne County. The accident occurred outside the Kittatinny Tunnel in Franklin County, just outside of Shippensburg.

According to reports, Marchetti was attempting to drive his backhoe across the eastbound lanes when a car driven by a 21-year-old New Jersey man struck the backhoe’s rear bucket. Marchetti was ejected from the backhoe and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle and his passenger were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.


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