West Philly underground worker killed by falling minivan

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A man working under a West Philadelphia street was struck and killed Thursday night by a minivan that crashed through construction barricades.

The 27-year-old man was doing plumbing work in a 4-foot deep hole at 63rd and Arch streets around 9 p.m. when he was hit by a woman’s falling minivan when the driver barreled through orange safety cones and caution tape, according to NBC Philadelphia, which added that the man was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

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The driver is cooperating with police, the Philly Voice stated in a related article, adding that the incident remains under investigation. Authorities said it’s too early to know whether charges will be filed.

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