The pedestrian, James R. Ednie, 23, of Kelton, PA, was crossing Coastal Highway from west to east near the intersection of 45th Street and Coastal Highway. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway at the time of the collision. The pedestrian was not using a crosswalk. Lifesaving efforts were initiated by good samaritans at the scene and continued by police and Ocean City EMS. The pedestrian- was transported to Atlantic General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Stanley J. Faison, 50, of Waldorf, MD, was arrested and has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and multiple other traffic related charges.
Faison is currently being held at the Ocean City Public Safety Building pending an initial appearance before a Maryland District Court Commissioner.
OCEAN CITY, MD – (May 21, 2017): The Ocean City Police Department is currently investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred overnight on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at approximately 2:24 a.m. at 45th Street and Coastal Highway.
Northbound Coastal Highway is being diverted at 44th Street as crash reconstructionists continue to investigate the scene.
The name of the pedestrian is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. Additional details will be released as they become available.