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Updated: Ewing Woman Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle on Route 206

The deadly accident, which is under investigation by Lawrence Township police and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, occurred about 5:45 p.m. Friday on Route 206 (Lawrence Road) near Oaklyn Terrace.

Update, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20:

Lawrence Township police today released the name of the woman who was killed when she was hit by a car Friday night on Route 206. She was Marika Okros, 66, of Wilburtha Road, Ewing Township.

 

Update, 9:15 a.m. Nov. 19:

Lawrence Township police are still withholding the name of the woman who was killed when she was hit by a car Friday night on Route 206 because they are having difficulty contacting her next-of-kin in Hungary, Lt. Mark Ubry said this morning.

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. embassy in Budapest are trying to help Lawrence police track down the 66-year-old victim's family, he said.

 

Update, 2:20 p.m. Nov. 17:

The female pedestrian who was killed when she was struck by a car on Route 206 (Lawrence Road) Friday night (Nov. 16) has been identified as a 66-year-old Ewing Township resident, however Lawrence Township police are still withholding her name as they have not yet been able to locate her next-of-kin to notify them, Sgt. Tim Drew said this afternoon.

The accident occurred about 5:45 p.m. Friday on Route 206 in the area of Oaklyn Terrace.

Drew identified the driver of the 2010 Nissan Altima that hit the woman as Anany Levitin, 65, of Lawrence. Levitin was not hurt, he said.

The circumstances of the accident remain under investigation by township police and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Police ask any witnesses to the accident to call them at (609) 896-1111.

 

Original post, 10:15 p.m. Nov. 16:

A female pedestrian was killed this evening (Friday, Nov. 16) when she was struck by a vehicle on Route 206 (Lawrence Road) in the area of Oaklyn Terrace, Lawrence Township police have confirmed.

Sgt. Gary Schenck said the deadly accident was reported to police at 5:47 p.m.

He said the circumstances of the accident remain under investigation, including whether the pedestrian was trying to cross the road at the time or if she was walking alongside it when she was struck.

The identity of the deceased female is being withheld at this time, pending notification of her family, he said.

Similarly, the identity of the vehicle’s driver is not being released, although Schenck revealed that the driver is a man who was not hurt.

Route 206 in the area was closed to traffic for over two hours while authorities investigated and took measurements and photographs at the accident scene.

The investigation is being conducted by township Officer Mark Harmon and Detective Scott Caloiaro, with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police ask any witnesses to the accident to call them at (609) 896-1111.

Sanriobaby November 17, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Very sad, my heart goes out to this woman's family. I hope the police are able find her relatives soon...
Teresita Bastides-Heron November 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Very tragic, my prayers are with this woman's family. This accident confirms why I do not like to walk along 206 or any where else in town. It is very dangerous.
Michael Ratcliffe (Editor) November 19, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Update: Lawrence Township police are still withholding the name of the woman who was killed when she was hit by a car Friday night on Route 206 because they are having difficulty contacting her next-of-kin in Hungary, Lt. Mark Ubry said this morning. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. embassy in Budapest are trying to help Lawrence police track down the 66-year-old victim's family, he said.
Myra K November 20, 2012 at 03:41 AM
This incredible woman has spread immense joy, hope, and inspiration to her friends and students. While her light has gone out, the light she generated will resonate with others for a very long time. She was a great dancer and I will dance in her honor. May she be in peace.
Achilleas Antoniades November 20, 2012 at 04:06 AM
She certainly touched deeply all of us who were taking part in her writers' group. She dedicated herself to helping and supporting others in their difficulties. She always had a moment to hear people's problems and to offer an encouraging or a comforting word.We will not forget this wonderful woman. Let's dedicate our writing to her. Achilleas Antoniades
Myra K November 20, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Last year, our church was decorated with snowflakes that just didn't look right. Because of her encouragement, I researched snowflakes and this year I decided to help the children at church create real snowflake stencils. Now I will be sure that a dedication to her is put on each snowflake.
Antoinette Marchfelder November 20, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I met Maria only a few months ago in the Writing memoirs class at Lawrence Library. She has been such an inspiration to me and my fellow classmates and will continue to be so as I carry her love and encouragement in my life. God bless you Maria!! You are well loved and impacted all of us with your grace and wisdom.
Karin Cermele November 22, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Whenever I lift my face towards the sun I will think of you Maruschka
Karin Cermele November 22, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Anthony Cermele I had only met Maruschka maybe 4 times at our house in lawrence with my wife Karin, she seems to be a special person and I know my wife and her friends will miss her very much, when you met her you did not forget her. May she rest in peace.
terri fennimore November 23, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Maria was an active member in Successfully Speak Up , a group of dedicated individuals that practice the art of communication through this local Toastmasters club. Maria's dedication to help people to realize their potential was a true gift to everyone that she touched lives with. She now dances among the stars. Thank you, Maria, for your guidance and true leadership.
Julia Heinrich November 24, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Julia Heinrich At this evening's Successfully Speak Up Toastmasters meeting (Nov, 23, 2012) we had a moment of silence in memory of our late Maria. Her warm and welcoming smile, enthusiasm and encouragement will live in our hearts.

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