An accident in Middle Township Wednesday night claimed the life of a Burleigh man.

According to Middle Township Police, the accident happened shortly after 9pm on Highway 147, near the Meadow Brook Motel in Burleigh.

Robert Layton, 34, was struck and killed by a car while crossing the roadway.

According to a news release:

The investigation revealed Steven Fosco, age 47 of Oaks, Pennsylvania was driving his Dodge Caravan eastbound on State Highway 147 in the left hand lane when Robert Layton, age 34 of Burleigh was attempting to cross the roadway. Fosco hit his brakes and swerved to the left to attempt to miss Layton but ultimately struck Layton.  Layton was pronounced dead at the scene.  This area of State Highway 147 is divided by a concrete barrier. No charges have been filed at this time.

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