PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man has died after police say he was struck by a falling tree while driving on Friday evening as a powerful nor’easter slammed the Delaware Valley.

It happened around 7 p.m. near South Gulph Road between Arden And Upper Gulph Roads in Upper Merion Township.

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“Upon arrival, they found an approximately forty-five foot section of a large tree had toppled onto the roadway and struck a passenger car that had been traveling northbound on South Gulph Rd. The tree had landed on the front windshield, dashboard and front seat of the vehicle,” said police in a news release.

Police say they found a 57-year-old man of Upper Merion inside the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police are continuing their investigation.

The man’s death is one of several that occurred across the Northeast during Friday’s storm.

An 11-year-old boy in New York state was reportedly killed by downed trees.

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A 6-year-old Virginia boy and adults in Virginia, Rhode Island and Maryland also died Friday due to fallen trees or tree limbs.