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May 16, 2022

Woman, 63, fatally struck by erratic driver in Cape May

An investigation into the crash remains ongoing, police said

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Cape May Crash Woman Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

Cape May police are investigating a car crash on the Route 109 bridge that killed a 63-year-old pedestrian Sunday afternoon.

A 63-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon in Cape May after she was struck by car while walking on Lafayette Street in Cape May, just beyond the Route 109 bridge into the city, authorities said.

The driver struck the pedestrian around 4:15 p.m. shortly after Cape May officials received a report of an erratic vehicle traveling southbound toward the city, investigators said. The driver continued south on Lafayette Street before hitting the victim and colliding with a telephone pole and another vehicle. When Cape May police responded to the scene, they found the vehicle on Lafayette Street. 

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The victim, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Video from the crash scene showed the utility pole had been knocked over by the impact of the collision.

Authorities did not say what type of car was involved in the crash and did not release any information about the driver, including any possible injuries. There were no other injuries reported.

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

Correction: This story was updated with the accurate location of the crash.