Jogger struck and killed identified as Royersford woman

Merinda Thompson, 40, of Royersford.
Merinda Thompson, 40, of Royersford.
Posted: March 06, 2013

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman on Tuesday identified the jogger fatally injured in Limerick Township on Monday afternoon as Merinda Thompson, 40, of Royersford.

Thompson was jogging north on the southbound shoulder of North Lewis Rd. near Royersford, when a northbound car "crossed over into the southbound lane and then partially off the road striking Ms. Thompson," Ferman said in a press release.

"The car then struck a utility pole before coming to rest," the press release stated.

The 18-year-old male driver, whom Ferman did not identify, was taken to Paoli Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Limerick Township Police responded to a 2:46 p.m. report and found Ms. Thompson near 441 N. Lewis Rd.

Police took a sample of the driver's blood for testing, as well as his cell phone. Ferman's office is conducting an investigation with Limerick Police Chief William J. Albany.


Contact staff writer Walter F. Naedele at 610-313-8134 or at wnaedele@phillynews.com.

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