Editor’s note: The sex and age of the victim has been corrected after receiving an update from authorities.
(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com)– One woman is dead Saturday morning after a single-car accident with a pedestrian in North East.
According to Erie County 911, a 35-year-old North East woman was struck by a vehicle in the 10000 block of of West Main Street, Route 20 in North East around 6:15 a.m.
The Erie County Coroner was called and pronounced the woman dead at the scene, with Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook later determining the cause of death to be from multiple blunt-force trauma.
Witnesses from the scene said the woman and another person were walking in the eastbound lane of West Main Street when the woman was struck by a pickup truck and killed instantly.
The individual she was walking with was not injured and the driver was not arrested.
According to Crescent Hose Company, there was another close call where multiple first responders and a firetruck were nearly hit by a driver who drove through the intersection at a high rate of speed nearly 10 minutes after the road was closed.
A member of Crescent Hose Co. said the driver ignored warnings from multiple firefighters, coming within about four feet of striking members of Crescent Hose Company and Fuller Hose Company along with a firetruck, before going off the roadway and into a resident’s yard.
PSP later located the driver at his work and cited him.
Crescent Hose is reminding drivers to obey move over laws, follow instructions of emergency crews and have an alternate route to get to your destination.
This past August, Shawn Giles, a volunteer with Fuller Hose Company, was fatally struck by a vehicle along Route 20 after the driver drove through the scene of an accident at a high rate of speed.
Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate.