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East Pikeland Police Investigating Fatal Accident

A 52-year-old man was struck and killed by a van on Schuylkill Road on Saturday night.

East Pikeland Police are investigating the Saturday night accident that took the life of a pedestrian, the department announced yesterday.

On January 12 sometime before 5:47 p.m., Joel Mattson, 52, was hit by a van as he crossed Schuylkill Road near Meadow Lane. Mattson, who was crossing the road in an unmarked area, was taken to Phoenixville Hospital by the West End Ambulance Company, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the van, who was uninjured, stopped at the scene and attempted to give aid to Mattson before calling 911.

Though the driver has not been charged in connection with the accident, its cause is still under investigation.

East Pikeland Police are asking anyone with any information on the accident to contact officer Jerry Ferriola at 610-935-0606.

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