Ohio trucker dies in Turnpike accident in Indiana Township
An elderly commercial truck driver from Ohio was killed along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Indiana Township on Friday morning when he got out of his truck to check something and was struck by another truck.
Glen Helman, 73, of Lisbon, Ohio has been identified as the victim. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office plans to conduct an autopsy Saturday to determine the cause of his death.
Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone said the incident happened in the eastbound berm at about 11 a.m. about three miles east of the Butler Valley interchange.
Police said Helman pulled over, parked and exited the tractor trailer rig he had was driving to check its tires.
Troopers said a box truck traveling in the same direction appeared to have gone off the road, onto the berm and struck Helman.
Capone said the 69-year-old box truck driver, from York, was not injured.
State police are investigating.
Capone said both vehicles were pulled well off the roadway and the incident hadn't affected traffic in the area.
Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.