Woman Killed Walking Across I-78 Ramp in Lower Mac
Police say Allentown driver could not stop in time.
A 22-year-old woman walking across a ramp to Interstate 78 in Lower Macungie Township was struck and killed by a vehicle early Tuesday, according to police.
The woman was not identified by state police at Fogelsville because her next of kin had not yet been notified, according to a news release.
The woman was walking east across the ramp from Hamilton Boulevard north to I-78 eastbound at 5:36 a.m., police said. The vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, driven by Zachary James Edwards, 19, of Allentown, was driving up the ramp and was unable to stop before hitting the woman.
The woman was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, where she was pronounced dead, according to police.
Edwards' vehicle received moderate damage, police said.
Traffic was diverted during the morning rush hour at the time of the accident and subsequent investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.