PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man is dead after a truck crash in South Philadelphia. Investigators say the truck hit a pole on Penrose Avenue near 26th Street, around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.2 Atlantic City Councilmembers Request State Troopers Assist Police After Violent Weekend
Police say the impact ejected the man from the truck, then the truck caught fire.
UPDATE: This serious fatal accident that resulted in a truck fire and downed pole on Penrose Ave has just CLEARED. All NB lanes at 26th St were closed for hours early this morning after the incident occurred around 1:30AM. Traffic is now getting by. @CBSPhilly @TotalTrafficPHL pic.twitter.com/g5regiG8uXREAD MORE: 6 Day Workweeks And Poked By Needles: YaFavTrashman Fighting For Philadelphia Sanitation Workers' Safety
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The man died at the scene.MORE NEWS: Police: 2 Teens In Car Shot At Red Light In Philadelphia's Olney Neighborhood