LANCASTER – A man in his 60s was killed late Sunday night when a car struck him as he walked in the traffic lane of a dimly lit street in Lancaster, authorities said.
The fatal collision occurred around 10:45 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, on Avenue H at Suffolk Drive, according to Sgt. David Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed the driver of a 2006 Kia Spectra was traveling west on Avenue H when she struck a large, unknown object in the roadway,” Jennings said. “She pulled her car on to 15th Street West and immediately called Lancaster Sheriff’s Station to report the collision, still not realizing what she had hit.”
A witness to the collision saw a body lying in the roadway and also called the station, according to Jennings.
“It appears the victim was walking in the lanes of vehicle travel on a darkened street, outside any marked or unmarked crosswalk when he was struck,” Jennings stated.
The man, whose name has not yet been released, died of his injuries at the scene.
The driver of the Kia was uninjured in the collision, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor, according to Jennings.
The incident is still under investigation.