Construction worker killed on turnpike in Franklin County

Written by Staff Report/Chambersburg Public Opinion | Oct 10, 2017 6:39 PM

(Spring Run) -- A construction worker was killed when his backhoe was struck by a car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fannett Township at 4:15 a.m. Oct. 10, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Newville.

Police said Robert W. Marchetti, 63, of Drums, was driving the backhoe loader from the median to the south berm, at mile marker 197.4 between the Willow Hill and Blue Mountain interchanges, when the rear bucket was struck by a 2007 Volkswagen traveling east in the left lane.

The driver of the car, Peter J. Awadallah, 21, of Jackson, N.J., and a passenger, were both flown to hospitals, according to the report. Marchetti was pronounced dead by  Franklin County Chief Deputy Coroner Paul T. Reed.

This story is part of a partnership between WITF and the Chambersburg Public Opinion

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