Family Grieves After Mother Killed, Daughter Injured In Voorhees Accident
By Jan Carabeo
VOORHEES, N.J., (CBS) — A mother from Cherry Hill is dead and her daughter is seriously injured after being hit by a truck while walking to a store Sunday night.
Police say 63-year-old Serafina Fel and her daughter, 38-year-old Anna Veksler, were crossing Evesham Road at Kresson Road in Voorhees when they were struck.
“The operator did stop at the scene and is cooperating with the police investigation,” Captain Carmen Del Palazzo said.
The two women were taken to Cooper Hospital. Fel died and her daughter is in critical but stable condition Monday evening.
CBS3 spoke to the 38-year-old’s husband who says the family just moved to Cherry Hill last Christmas.
Dmitry Veksler says he’s shocked by what happened, especially since he says the women are usually very cautious.
“The evidence points that they were in the crosswalk. At this point, we don’t know of they were going against the traffic signal or not.That’s still under investigation,” Del Palazzo said.
Exactly what the driver was doing is also still under investigation, but police say distracted driving is a possibility.
“The initial report is that there was a hand held device possibly being used during the crash,” Del Palazzo said.
The truck driver is not facing charges yet, but the investigation is still underway.