LANCASTER — A woman died after she was hit by a car while trying to cross the street in Lancaster Sunday night, authorities said.
Michelle Denise Corkum, 47, of Lancaster was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
The crash happened around 6:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, on Avenue J near Date Avenue, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Corkum was attempting to cross southbound on Avenue J when she was struck by black 2015 Nissan Versa that was traveling west on Avenue J in the No. 2 lane at approximately 40 miles per hour, according to the news release.
“[Corkum] was wearing dark clothing in a poorly lit area, and [the driver] did not see her until impact. Neither alcohol/drugs nor speed appear to be a factor in this collision,” the news release states.
The driver remained at the scene, sheriff’s officials said.
“During the course of this investigation, it was determined there were several vehicles/drivers that had to make evasive maneuvers in order to avoid both parties. None of those potential witnesses made themselves known to responding deputies,” the news release states.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact Detective Bodily at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.