Police mull mystery of man struck by cars

Currie
Currie
Posted: March 09, 2010

Investigators with the New Jersey State Police don't know why Shawn D. Currie was dressed all in black Sunday morning and walking on one of South Jersey's busiest highways, alone, about 15 miles from his house.

They do know that Currie, 38, never made it to where he was going.

The Gloucester Township resident was hit by at least two vehicles in the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 about 12:30 a.m. Sunday near the exit for Westville, Gloucester County, but police believe that Currie was already on the ground when he was struck by those vehicles, which stopped. Currie may also have been hit by another car that kept going down the dark highway, police said.

"We want to know why was he on the ground before being hit," said State Police Detective Francis McGovern. "Was he struck by another vehicle first or was he already on the ground for some other reason?"

McGovern said no motorists reported seeing Currie walking on the road but he was currently reviewing surveillance footage to see if the man could be seen.

Currie had been bouncing from home to home recently, McGovern said, and investigators were trying to determine his whereabouts before he was found on the highway. According to the state Department of Corrections, he had served about 20 months in prison for shoplifting and making terroristic threats.

His family could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the New Jersey State Police Bellmawr station at 856-931-5778.

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