Camouflaged hunter struck, killed on Route 70 in Southampton

State police say a hunter wearing “very elaborate” camouflage was killed when two vehicles struck him as he tried to cross a southern New Jersey highway.

The Courier-Post reports the accident occurred around 5:20 a.m. Monday on Route 70 in Southampton, 20 miles east of Philadelphia. The man had a shotgun, a camouflage blanket and was dressed in leafy camouflage gear which made him less visible to drivers.

He was first struck by a car whose driver stopped, believing he had hit a deer. But when he saw a man’s boot, the driver realized he had struck a person.

The driver saw an approaching tractor-trailer and tried to signal the driver to stop. But the truck hit the man and kept going.

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When the truck driver arrived at work, he heard about the accident and returned to the scene.

No charges have been filed.

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