A man believed to be a turkey hunter who was dressed in heavy camouflage gear and carrying a shotgun was hit by two vehicles and killed in predawn darkness on a rural stretch of Route 70 in Burlington County, state police said.
Capt. Steve Jones, a state police spokesman, said the driver of a Mercedes-Benz van was westbound in Southampton Township around 5 a.m. when he felt something hit the vehicle on the driver's side. The driver stopped, walked back, and saw the boots of the camouflaged victim, who had fallen into the eastbound lane.
The motorist then turned around and saw a tractor-trailer approaching, Jones said. He tried to wave down the rig, but it ran over the victim. The truck did not stop, but after it arrived at its destination, the driver learned of the accident and notified police, the spokesman said. He told investigators he thought he had run over a deer.