UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit by Car, Killed in Horsham

The female was killed on Easton Road shortly before 9 p.m. on Friday.

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 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.

Candace February 23, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Diana, I dont know if you will ever see this but if you do you need to understand that Sharon was walking to the bus stop in the shoulder. The question is why was the driver driving on the shoulder?
Diana Crim March 10, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Candice...It was my understanding she was crossing the street...footprints were found marking her path. Also the shoulder of the street is made for drivers..for emergency reasons. Pedistrians should walk in the grass away from traffic.
JLM April 10, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I think it's awful that there are two pictures of this poor woman laying dead on the side of the road. It is very obvious her hand is sticking out from under the sheet. Her poor family and friends. Great way to respect the dead Patch.
Rachael April 10, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I am not aware of any pictures that you mentioned.
Michael H. May 02, 2012 at 08:39 PM
To Diana Crim so you telling me that its ok to put a bus stop where there is nothing but high grass there ticks and all just get there at your own risk would you walk in tick infested high grass or would you walk on the shoulder like any other human being im being real here no side walk but a bus stop people have been walking to that bus stop for years that guy was in a hurry tried to go around the traffic on the shoulder where my cuzzin was walking she was in the shoulder already he switched lanes to the shoulder and hit her and killed my cuzzin now what are you in the shoulder for number 1 going that fast so you do the math Diana Crim and tell me was he driving recklace or not and if it clears up your first of alls and your understanding and another thing you can`t tell us to relax when this guy straight killed her it wasn`t her time he took her life god excepted her early with open arms because she was going to him anyway so if you think she wasnt suppose to be there ask the township and Septa why was there a bus stop that was unsafe for people to walk to and get at me with the answer because id love to hear it


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