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Marine master sergeant killed after being struck by car in Philadelphia

A Marine master sergeant was killed after he was struck by a car while attempting to cross a street around 1 a.m. Sunday in Philadelphia.

Master Sgt. Shane Richardson, an active-duty Marine with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772, 4th Marine Air Wing, was in critical condition when he was transported to Hahnemann Hospital by medical personnel, according to a local police report.

Richardson was pronounced dead at 7:19 a.m. at the hospital, the police report detailed.

The driver of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro that struck Richardson remained on scene following the accident. A DUI was not suspected as a cause in the incident and no arrest charges have been filed, the police report stated.

The accident is still under investigation.

“Our most valued asset is the individual Marine. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Master Sergeant Shane Richardson,” Col. Ted Wong, a Marine spokesman with Marine Forces Reserve, told Marine Corps Times in an emailed statement.

“The Marine Corps stands ready to support them in every way we can during this difficult time."

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