BURLINGTON TWP., N.J. (CBS) — An investigation is underway after police in Burlington Township say a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday morning. Officers responded to the area of Campus Drive between Sunset Road and Autumn Lane for reports of a person lying in the roadway.
Once at the scene, officials found Rochelle Ritter, 46, suffering from injuries after being struck by a vehicle that fled the area.READ MORE: Man, Woman Shot To Death In North Philadelphia
NEW: Burlington Township police ask eyewitnesses to step forward after hit-and-run crash kills woman on Campus Drive. Officers found Rochelle Ritter, 46, lying in the road around 2am. Police say a passerby spotted her after she was struck by a vehicle that left the scene.
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Police say a passerby spotted Ritter and called 911. Ritter was pronounced dead.
Initial investigation suggests that Ritter was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Campus Drive toward Route 130 and that the vehicle involved may have been a tractor-trailer or box truck.MORE NEWS: CBS3 Pet Project: Tips For Getting Your Dog To Walk On A Leash
Anyone with information is urged to call the BTPD Traffic Safety Unit at 609-386-2019 or the BTPD Investigations Bureau at 609-239-5889.