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Pedestrian struck, killed by bus on Pa. 16

September 14, 2012

UPTON, Pa. — A Fort Littleton, Pa., man died Friday when he was struck by a bus on Pa. 16, a few miles west of Greencastle, Pa., according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police and the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.

Robert B. Thomas, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The incident was reported at 11:52 a.m. in the area of Letzburg Road in Peters Township, police said.

A 2011 Ford bus, driven by Maurice J. Mills Jr., 74, of Fayetteville, Pa., was traveling east on Pa. 16 when it struck Thomas, police said.

Thomas was paving a driveway when he was struck in the eastbound lane of Pa. 16, police said.

Pa. 16 was closed in both directions for more than three hours while a PSP Crash Reconstruction Unit and the county coroner investigated the incident, police said.

Mills, who was not injured, remained at the scene and was fully cooperative with the investigation, police said.

The roadway was reopened as of 5:10 p.m., Trooper Adam Reed of Pennsylvania State Police said in an email.

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