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Family of man killed in hit-and-run along I-80 in Clearfield County looking for answers

Andrew Wrobel, 64, of Michigan, was putting emergency lights outside his truck in preparation for going to sleep for the night on Interstate 80 near Exit 111 on February 23. (WJAC)

CLEARFIELD - The family of a Michigan man who was struck and killed by an unknown driver in Clearfield County is asking the person responsible to come forward.

Andrew Wrobel, 64, of Michigan, was putting emergency lights outside his truck in preparation for going to sleep for the night on Interstate 80 near Exit 111 on Feb. 23.

State police said Wrobel was struck by an unknown driver and taken by helicopter to Altoona for multiple brain injuries.

Wrobel's daughter, Alexandra Wrobel, said while her family was traveling to Altoona, there was good news that her father was responding. But by the time they got there, Wrobel said her father's brain was swelling, so he went into emergency surgery and never came out of it.

Wrobel said her father had been a truck driver for more than 30 years. He loved the road and seeing the country.

"He really liked driving trucks and I think mostly because he genuinely liked driving and meeting people everywhere," Wrobel said. "He was just a friendly, happy guy."

Wrobel's family said he was a humble but not shy man who always lent an ear, but was happy to talk your ear off as well.

State police said they have no suspects or leads in the hit-and-run.

In their final hope of getting one, they're waiting for video from Wrobel's trucking company from a camera that was on his truck the night he was hit.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 814-857-3800.

Donations to the family can be made here.

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