Teen fatally struck by vehicle in East Huntingdon

A teenage boy died after he was struck by a minivan Wednesday morning in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County.

According to the coroner’s office, Eric Sheffler, 17, of Unity Township was hit around midnight by a vehicle heading north on Route 819 near Round Top Circle.

WTAE reports that Sheffler was pronounced dead at Excela Frick Hospital about an hour after the accident.

The cause of death are pending an autopsy and investigation by state police in Greensburg.

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