A candlelight vigil was held to honor the life of a woman killed in a hit-and-run in Lower Southampton. Meanwhile, the search for the driver in the fatal crash continues. Police found the pickup truck involved.
Nearly 100 people gathered on Sunday at a vigil to pay tribute to the victim, 19-year-old Jessica Kurtz, a Bensalem High School graduate. The victim’s mother Karen Kurtz pled for the driver to come forward saying, “I pray for him,” and that she understands and is sure he panicked.
Lower South Police Chief Ted Krimmel’s office confirmed the department does not have any additional information as of Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened Monday, November 27 shortly after 8 P.M. as 19-year-old Jessica Kurtz and her friend attempted to cross Street Road in Trevose.
Reports indicate the man was driving a Ford F-250 pick-up truck. The truck was found, but not the driver. Police are still searching to identify the man described as a 6-foot tall African American in his thirties. Police say he may have been making a turn onto Trevose Road when the accident occurred.
Krimmel said that after hitting Kurtz, the driver “pulled over, assisted the male victim in moving the female victim to the side of the road, and then he left.”
Video footage of the candlelight vigil can be found online, courtesy of Fox 29.
WBCB’s Renee Washington contributed to this post.