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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tourist killed in crosswalk was trying to catch bus ride

The Pennsylvania man who was fatally struck by an Ocean City Police patrol car while walking against the traffic signal last week was crossing 94th Street to catch a ride from the bus, resort officials said this week.

“Apparently, there was a group trying to get on the bus, and one guy made it and the other didn’t arrive safely,” Acting Superintendent of Transportation Wayne Pryor said during Tuesday’s Transportation Commission.

Jeffrey Yale Delong, 67, of Kutztown, Pennsylvania was crossing Coastal Highway east to west in a crosswalk on 94th Street around 1:11 a.m. on May 3. He was struck by a marked police Chevy Tahoe that was southbound. The car was driven by on-duty officer Officer Xeniya Patterson, a five-year veteran.

According to Pryor, Delong was visiting Ocean City on a golfing trip. After the crash, he was taken to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, where he was declared dead.



Anonymous said...

One guy made it and the other didn't arrive safely.
They were crossing the street not the ocean! What a jerk to say it like that.

Anonymous said...

I guess if the guy has alcohol in his system he's guilty? ?? They know EVERY aspect of this accident except how fast was the Tahoe traveling? ???

Anonymous said...

What about all the signs in OC that say. STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSS WALKS. Coastal highway doesn't really have any dark sections. There are street lights all up and down there. I think someone wasn't paying attention!