UPMC doctor killed on Pennsylvania Turnpike

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A Pittsburgh doctor whose car was involved in a collision on the Pennsylvania Turnpike died after another driver struck him while he surveyed the damage, state police said today.

Andrew S. Fisher, 35, was one of the drivers involved in a series of minor crashes at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday near mile post 300 in West Nantmeal, Chester County.

Dr. Fisher got out of his car and walked to check out the damage of the most severe crash.

Susanne M. Case, 72, of Trenton, N.J., was driving toward the crash site when she "drove to the berm to avoid striking the people standing in the roadway" and instead struck Dr. Fisher while he stood on an embankment, state police from the Bowmansville barracks said in a news release.

Dr. Fisher died at the scene.

Dr. Francis Solano said Dr. Fisher, who worked at Solano & Kokales Internal Medicine Associates-UPMC, was a wonderful and giving person.

“Here, he ends up in a tragic accident helping people in a horrible snow storm,” Dr. Solano said.

Dr. Fisher is survived by his wife and two children.

Liz Navratil: lnavratil@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1438. Twitter: @LizNavratil. Lexi Belculfine contributed.

Liz Navratil: lnavratil@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1438. Twitter: @LizNavratil. First Published December 9, 2013 3:40 PM

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