What to Know
- A 29-year-old woman was struck multiple times and killed on U.S. Route 1 in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Monday morning.
- Police closed Route 1 between Interstate 295 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike for most of the morning as they investigated the hit-and run crash.
- Roads all around the area backed up as drivers tried to get around the crash investigation.
Busy U.S. Route 1 in Bucks County was closed in both directions for most of Monday morning a woman was struck multiple times and left for dead on the highway.
A 29-year-old woman was either walking along or trying to cross Route 1 when she was struck by numerous vehicles travelling southbound just after 3:30 a.m., Middletown Township Police said. Police later identified the woman as Alexandra Ridgway.
None of the striking drivers stayed on the scene, police said.
The crash scene was between Interstate 295 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, near Neshaminy High School and the Neshaminy Mall. Police officers could be seen marking evidence across a stretch of the roadway.
Drivers were urged to avoid the stretch of Route 1 by using I-295/I-95 to Woodhaven Road of Business Route 1 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Sheila Watko said.
Transportation and Transit
Local roads in the area also saw delays of 20 minutes or more as drivers tried to get around the closed highway.
The roadway finally reopened before noon.
Middletown Township police asked anyone with information to call Officer Timothy King or Sgt. Michael Lubold at 215-750-3800.