After Philly’s Running of the Santas, a tragic death
BY STEPHANIE FARR | Philadelphia Daily News | firstname.lastname@example.org | December 09, 2013
THE LAST SUIT Adam Herr wore was an outwardexpression of the ideals he embodied – joy, generosity and love.
The last suit Adam Herr wore was a Santa Claus suit.
Herr, 24, of Lebanon, Pa., was in Philadelphia for the annual Running of the Santas on Saturday when somehow, about 10:25 p.m., he found himself in costume and on foot on Interstate 95 South near the I-676 interchange.
Motorist Augustine Bangura, 27, of Philadelphia, was also on I-95 at the same spot at the same time, State Police said. Apparently he did not see Herr or his red suit.
Bangura, driving with a suspended license, struck and killed Herr, according to police. Responding officers said Bangura failed field sobriety tests and his car smelled of marijuana. He was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and with homicide by motor vehicle.