UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – A man is dead after being struck by a car on I-76 near Upper Merion.

Around 1:45 p.m., a white Toyota Tundra was pulling a sing-axle trailer and traveling eastbound in the right lane of I-76 at approximately 50-55 miles per hour when the driver, Robert Clark of Downingtown, caught sight of a man crossing the travel lanes.

Clark immediately stepped on his brakes and sounded his horn, but the victim was struck by the Toyota. Clark immediately stopped his vehicle and called 9-1-1, and the victim was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

The victim, Joseph McHenrey of Drexel Hill, had reportedly climbed over the median carrying a can of gas and was trying to cross the lanes of travel when he was struck by the Tundra.

An investigation is still ongoing, and anyone with information or who witnessed the crash should call Trooper Jonathan Meister at the Troop K Philadelphia Barracks at 215-560-6200.

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