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December 10, 2013

Pittsburgh doctor killed in turnpike pileup

ELVERSON — A man killed while trying to help motorists involved in a 50-vehilcle pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Sunday was an internal medicine specialist affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

State police from the Bowmansville barracks say 35-year-old Andrew Fisher was killed when a vehicle driven by a 72-year-old New Jersey woman hit him while he stood on embankment of the toll road in West Nantmeal Township, Chester County.

That happened about 12:30 p.m. Sunday when Fisher, who was one of several drivers involved in a series of minor crashes on the snow-covered road, got out of his vehicle and went to help those in a badly damaged vehicle.

Fisher lived in Pittsburgh and is survived by a wife and two children.

The chain-reaction pileup stranded some drivers for hours.

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