Pennsauken Police confirmed the identity of a pedestrian who was killed in a traffic accident on Route 70 Friday night.
By Matt Skoufalos
UPDATE: Pennsauken Police have identified the victim in Friday’s fatal traffic accident as 69-year-old Norman Schultz of Philadelphia.
Sgt. Christopher Sulzbach of the Pennsauken traffic unit said that the investigation remains ongoing. No charges have yet been filed in connection with the incident.
Preliminary reports offer “no reason to believe that the car went through a red light,” Sulzbach said, but police are still seeking eyewitness testimony.
Westbound traffic on Route 70 in Pennsauken was shut down for hours Friday night as authorities investigated the scene of a fatal highway accident that claimed the life of an unidentified pedestrian.
Details are scant, but Pennsauken Police promised more information would be released pending notification of the victim’s family. As of Saturday morning, no information was available regarding possible charges in the case.
Police marked the time of the incident as 9:16 p.m. Friday. An hour later, they were photographing a silver SUV that remained in the middle of Route 70 near the intersection of McClellan Avenue, its hazard lights flashing. Firefighter-EMTs gathered in the adjacent parking lot of The Point shopping plaza, and a mass of white sheeting lay in the westbound lane closest to the curb.
Across the street, Citgo gas station attendant Baljinder Sandhu offered his version of events. Sandhu said he didn’t see the collision, but heard a bang and then saw the driver of the SUV exit the vehicle. He added that westbound traffic had a green light, and the victim may have been wearing dark clothes.
Pennsauken Police are asking whether any witnesses who may have additional information about the event to call their traffic division at 856-488-0080.
The accident is the second fatal highway death in the township this week. On Monday, Pennsauken high-schooler Quason Turner was hit and killed while crossing Route 130; Susan Hyland of Beverly, NJ faces multiple charges in connection with that accident, including fleeing the scene, according to the Courier-Post.
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