A female was struck by a Lincoln Town Car and killed Friday night on southbound Easton Road, near the back entrance to the Horsham Corporate Center, across from Girard Avenue, police confirmed.
The woman, identified as Sharon Minnick, 50, of Pottstown, suffered severe injuries shortly after 8:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Police said Minnick was wearing dark-colored clothing as she attempted to cross Easton Road.
An autopsy conducted Saturday morning confirmed that Minnick died of injuries sustained from the crash.
Police said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Allen Kimmel came upon the crash moments after it happened and told Patch the driver of the striking car was visibly distraught and kept repeating, “I didn’t see her.”
Kimmel, of Horsham, comforted the driver of the striking car until police units arrived.
Nearby, the victim’s “mangled” body lay on the ground and bystanders could tell the woman was already deceased, Kimmel said.
A witness to the crash told Kimmel they saw the sedan change lanes and enter the shoulder, where the woman was walking, just before the incident. The claim was not something police said they could comment on until the investigation was completed.
Officials from the county coroners office were called to the scene of the deadly crash to retrieve the body, Horsham authorities said.
Firefighters and fire police assisted police at the scene and closed down Easton Road between Maple Avenue and Meetinghouse Road.
Friday night’s crash occurred less than two blocks from Jefferson Avenue, the scene of a deadly incident in November. In that case, a 45-year-old man was attempting to cross Easton Road when he was struck by a vehicle, according to PhillyBurbs.com.
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office Detective Bureau and the Horsham Township Police Department are investigating the crash. Witnesses, or people with additional information about the crash are asked to call Detective Adam Dunning of the Horsham Police at 215-643-8284.