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87-year-old man dies when his truck hits tractor trailer

John Sharp of Belleville dies at the scene in Schuylkill County

FOSTER TWP., Pa. - An 87-year-old man died early Wednesday after his truck hit the back of a tractor trailer in Schuylkill County.

According to state police, John Sharp of Belleville, Miffin County, was traveling east on Route 901 in his pickup truck when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the double yellow line and hit the trailer of an 18-wheeler.

The accident happened around 4 a.m. near the 901 Pub at the intersection with Pleasant Road.

Sharp was pronounced dead at the scene by the deputy Schuylkill County coroner.

The driver of the tractor trailer, 36-year-old George Siregar of Ontario, California, was not hurt.


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