Updated:FRANKLIN PARK, Pa. —
A woman was struck and killed on the Parkway North early Monday morning.
Channel 11’s traffic reporter Trisha Pittman reported that the accident happened before 5 a.m. between Camp Horne Road and the I-279, I-79 split.
The northbound lanes were closed for several hours while emergency officials investigated the cause of the accident. All lanes have since reopened.
According to Trooper Robin Mungo, the woman was walking in a lane of travel when she was struck by a minivan.
"There were no other vehicles around, no disabled vehicles, we clearly identify her as a pedestrian. At this point we aren't able to identify her and are hoping the medical examiner can assist us with that,” said Mungo. “Around 3:38 a.m. is when this actually occurred. So if they were in that area and saw anyone on foot, especially a young, white female call state police.”
On Monday afternoon, the victim was identified as Heather Kuhn, 28, of Mt. Washington.
Investigators said the driver had little time to react. They said he cooperated and stayed to answer questions.
Police aren’t sure why Kuhn was on the highway.
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