Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate a fatal accident on I-95 near Bensalem that killed a New Jersey woman.
The investigation is a top priority for police. As a result, authorities are searching for the driver of a late 1990s or early 2000s black sedan they believe caused the fatal accident.
While police conducted the investigation earlier this week, drivers along I-95 were subject to lengthy delays.
The victim was a 44-year-old mother of three from New Jersey. According to authorities, she had just dropped off her daughter and granddaughter at their home in Bensalem, PA. She then got onto the highway in order to beat the rush hour traffic.
Police said that the victim was talking to her husband on speakerphone while she drove her 2013 Jeep Liberty back to New Jersey. She apparently told her husband that a hostile driver had intentionally served toward her when she tried to merge onto I-95. The fatal accident occurred a short time later.
According to witnesses, another vehicle cut off the victim’s Jeep and then slammed on the brakes.
Tragically, the victim lost control of her Jeep after being forced to suddenly decelerate. The Jeep went airborne and rolled over a number of times.
The Jeep reportedly continued to drive south on I-95 after the accident.
Meanwhile, the victim suffered catastrophic head injuries as a result of the accident. She was taken to Aria Health’s Torresdale campus in Philadelphia, where she died a short time later.
Although PA State Police are investigating the accident, they have not yet identified a suspect. That’s because the accident occurred at the beginning of rush hour, meaning that there weren’t many witnesses.
So far, the few witnesses to come forward have only been able to provide a generic description of the vehicle. Police are urging other individuals who witnessed the accident or its aftermath to please come forward with information.
If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, they could face a number of very serious criminal charges, including Vehicular Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
For additional information, see the TheIntelligencer.com article entitled “Cops: Finding Car in Deadly Bensalem Crash is a Top Priority.”