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Amber Alert

Monday, January 21, 2008

Man killed when he runs onto I-78 in front of tractor trailer

A State College, Centre County, man was killed about 5:08 a.m. Saturday when he ran in front of a tractor-trailer in the westbound lanes of Interstate 78 near milepost 29 in Tilden Township, Berks County, state police at Hamburg said. Police closed I-78 for 3 1/2 hours while they investigated the incident.

Police said Peter A. Graham, 21, had been in a car en route to St. Luke's Hospital-Allentown. The car's driver, Tara H. Graham, 30, of State College, told police her brother was distraught and tried to jump out of the moving vehicle. When she pulled the car over, he ran into traffic. Graham was pronounced dead at the scene by Berks County Deputy Coroner William Hertzog at 6:40 a.m. The tractor-trailer driver, Jeremiah White, 35, of York, York County, was not hurt.