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Authorities investigating fatal pedestrian crash

BARTONSVILLE, Pa. - Authorities in Monroe County are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that killed a homeless man along Route 611.

The Monroe County Coroner's Office reports that a man was struck and killed along Route 611 in the Bartonsville area shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities said the crash happened near the Route 33 ramp.

The Stroud Area Regional Police Department is investigating the crash.

A tow truck driver, who hit the man, reported that the sun was in his eyes. The driver stayed on the scene.

Police are familiar with the man and know that he's homeless, according to the coroner. The man's identity has not been released.

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