Traffic control worker struck, killed in West Manchester Twp.

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch

A Lancaster County man who was part of a traffic control crew was struck and killed Thursday morning while removing items from the back of his work vehicle in West Manchester Township, police said.

Joshua Bishop, 34, of Marietta, was pronounced dead at York Hospital at 9:36 a.m., Thursday, according to the York County Coroner’s Office. He died of multiple blunt-force injuries, and his death was ruled accidental.

Bishop was working in the 400 block of Carlisle Avenue, near Monarch Road, just after 9 a.m. as part of a traffic control crew. He was setting up signs for a construction project.

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West Manchester Township Police said Bishop was struck by a southbound 2015 Ford Edge while taking items out of his work vehicle, a 2015 Nissan van owned by his employer, Wright Contracting Inc.

The coroner’s office reported Bishop was pinned between the striking vehicle and his own vehicle. He was wearing his safety vest and apparel at the time of the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call West Manchester Township Police Officer David Coates at 717-792-9514.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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