Investigators believe a vehicle that struck and killed a man on Interstate 81 traveled from or through the Binghamton area.

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Pennsylvania state police say a red-colored car carrier may have hit the Syracuse-area man who had been changing a flat tire on October 18.

57-year-old John Fiore of Clay died shortly after he was hit as he stood on the shoulder of the highway in Lackawanna County.

Authorities say Clay and another man were struck in Greenfield township, about 30 miles from the New York state line.

A utility trailer that was being towed by Fiore's vehicle also was struck by the vehicle that left the scene. Bright red paint from the hit-and-run vehicle was transferred onto the trailer.

Police say witnesses reported seeing a red car carrier passing the men at the time of the crash.

Corporal Edward Boettcher said the hit-and-run driver was aware the men were struck. He said the vehicle is believed to have pulled over onto the shoulder just after the incident but it then drove off.

Boettcher said investigators are still trying to find the driver and the vehicle involved. They are asking witnesses who may have seen the incident or who may have information to call state police at Dunmore at 570.963.4319.

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