A man who was hit by a car and killed on the Schuylkill Expressway in Montgomery County Tuesday afternoon was identified by state police as Joseph McHenrey of Drexel Hill.
Police said McHenrey climbed over a concrete median in Upper Merion Township about 1:45 p.m. holding a gas can, trying to cross the eastbound expressway to get to the right shoulder of the road.
Meanwhile, Robert Clark, of Downingtown, was driving his white Toyota Tundra pickup truck about 50 mph, pulling a single-axle trailer and heading toward McHenrey, police said.
Clark saw McHenrey begin to cross the expressway, slammed on his brakes and blared his horn, police said.
The truck hit McHenrey, who flipped onto the hood and into the air and landed in the right eastbound lane, police said. Clark stopped the truck and called 9-1-1. McHenrey was pronounced dead at Bryn Mawr Hospital.