PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A fatal accident crippled traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway Thursday night.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. when police say a motorcyclist lost control and crashed while traveling on eastbound on I-76.

Authorities say the man then went over the median and was struck by a vehicle heading in the westbound direction. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Eastbound Montgomery Drive and Westbound Girard Ave. were closed for several hours while police conducted their investigation.

Police have not identified the driver at this time.

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