A crash in South Jersey possible caused by distracted driving left a mother dead and her adult daughter fighting for life.
A 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck struck Serafina Fel and her daughter Anna Veksler as they walked across Evesham Road near Kresson Road in Voorhees Township, N.J. around 8:20 Sunday night.
Medics rushed Fel, 63, and her 38-year-old daughter to Cooper University Hospital where Fel died while her daughter remained in extremely critical condition with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
The unidentified pickup truck driver remained at the scene and spoke to police.
It isn't clear if any charges will be filed in the case. Police however did say that the driver admitted to using an electronic device at the time of the accident. They are currently investigating whether distracted driving played a role in the wreck.
"That's one aspect," said Voorhees Police Captain Carmen Del Palazzo. "As well as the reports that they were walking against the traffic signal."
Friends say the mother and daughter were walking to CVS, which they did whenever the weather warmed up, and were only steps away from their destination when they were struck.
"It's just very sad," said Jacqui Canter, their neighbor. "It's a loss in the neighborhood."