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Truck driver who fatally struck 3 PA highway workers fell asleep at the wheel, police say

A truck driver fell asleep at the wheel before striking a construction vehicle and killing three workers on the shoulder of a Pennsylvania highway in April, authorities said Friday.

Pennsylvania State Police said the 24-year-old driver from Roxbury, Massachusetts fell asleep on Interstate 83, about 8 miles south of Harrisburg on April 17.

Investigators said the man was driving a large box truck at about 3:25 a.m. when it struck a construction vehicle in a work zone, then hit the three workers on the shoulder.

Killed were Jesse McKenzie, 24 of Rockwood, Pennsylvania; Philson Hinebaugh III, 24, of Johnston, Pennsylvania; and Robert Hampe, 41, of Meyersdale, Pennsylvania.

The driver was not injured.

A state police accident report released Friday made no mention of whether any charges were filed against the driver. State police did not immediately return messages seeking comment Friday.

Source: Berkshire mont

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