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Pa. Turnpike worker, Michael Sanfelice, killed in crash in Montgomery County

PLYMOUTH TWP., Pa. - A Pennsylvania Turnpike worker was killed and two other people were injured in an accident that closed a seven-mile stretch of the turnpike in Montgomery County, state police said.

The accident happened at 8:20 a.m. Monday when a box truck hit a turnpike dump truck, which was parked on the berm of the highway at mile marker 331.3 in Plymouth Township, police said.

The impact pushed the dump truck into the turnpike employee, Michael Sanfelice, who was doing work in front of the truck, officials said.

Sanfelice, 66, of West Norriton Township, died at the scene.

"Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and all of Montgomery County has lost a strong leader and a dear friend," said Pa. Rep. Mike Vereb, who served as a spokesman for the family. "Mike will be greatly missed and our hearts go out to his family during this trying time."

Sanfelice, a 12-year employee of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, served as director of the Jefferson Fire Company since 1985, and as a member of the Frank C. Parker Jr. and Son American Legion Post 901 and the West Norriton Civil Service Commission, Vereb said.

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