The Whitemarsh Township Police Department has announced that the pedestrian struck last night (Friday, February 17) by a vehicle near the intersection of Butler Pike and Cedar Grove Road in Conshohocken (Whitemarsh Township) died at the hospital. Police shared that the victim is a male who lives locally, but that his name will not be released until his family has been notified.
In MoreThanTheCurve.com’s earlier article, we linked a report from NBC10 that referred to the incident as a hit-and-run. The statement from the police does not describe the incident that way and mentions that the driver was at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
This is the second fatal accident along Fayette Street/Butler Pike between the Matsonford Bridge and Ridge Pike in the past three months. On December 21st, a Conshohocken man was killed in a two-vehicle crash along the 700 block of Fayette Street. A Philadelphia man is set to go to trial on charges involving speeding and reckless driving in this case.
Below is the statement from the police:
On Friday, February 17th, at 8:57pm, the Whitemarsh Township Police Department responded to a vehicle accident with a pedestrian struck on Butler Pk. near Cedargrove (sic) Rd., in front of the Sherry Lake Apartments in the Conshohocken section of Whitemarsh Township. The male that was struck passed away from his injuries at the hospital. The victim was local resident but information will not be released until family notifications are complete.
The driver of the striking vehicle, which was a Honda SUV, was on location and the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
The Whitemarsh Township Police Departments Traffic Safety Unit and Detective Division are investigating this accident.
Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed this accident is asked to please contact Whitemarsh Police at 610-825-6530.