By Todd Quinones, Crystal Cranmore
CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – A utility worker was killed in an accident in Delaware County Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.
The accident happened at about 3 p.m. near Kerlin and 12th streets in Chester.
Authorities say a pickup truck slammed into a Chester Water Authority vehicle; that vehicle then struck and killed the 34-year-old subcontractor from Metra Industires, who was doing some work for the Chester Water Authority.
According to investigators, the victim was working in a three-foot hole on the street. Half of his body was above the hole when the driver of the pickup truck started a train reaction accident.
“It’s devastating for us as a city. It’s obviously devastating for the workers out here, and mostly for his family. Our hearts go out to his friends and family and his coworkers here who witnessed that,” said Chester Mayor John Linder.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Two other unidentified men were taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for treatment.
Authorities believe this is just a tragic accident. No charges have been filed.