Pedestrian killed in crash in Somers
A Somers woman was killed Monday evening after being struck by a car near her home.
The crash occurred on Sheridan Road near Highway A in Somers at about 7:15 p.m. The pedestrian was identified as Denia Harris, 50, a resident of a nearby apartment complex.
According to a Sheriff’s Department press release:
On Monday (11/22/10) at approximately 7:15 pm, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car accident on STH 32 (Sheridan Rd), near CTH A (7th Street) in the Town of Somers. A vehicle had struck a pedestrian in the roadway. The injuries were reported as critical. According to reports, an Oldsmobile Intrigue had been south bound in the right lane of STH 32 near CTH A, when it passed around a south bound bicyclist. As the vehicle merged back into the right lane, it struck a pedestrian who had been in the roadway. It is unknown whether the pedestrian was walking in the roadway, or attempting to cross it. The driver immediately stopped and called 911. The victim had sustained critical injuries and was transported to Kenosha Hospital by Somers Rescue. The victim was pronounce deceased at the hospital at 8:16 p.m. She was identified as Denia Harris (50), a resident of nearby Villa Rosa Apartments. … Unfortunately the Sheriff’s Department must take this opportunity to remind citizens to use extreme caution when crossing, walking along (or near) highways. The higher speeds and reduced visibility along many county and state highways only increase the risk factor, especially after dark. Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family.”
The operator of the vehicle was identified as a 53-year-old Kenosha man. The man was cooperative with investigators, and submitted to a voluntary blood test to aid in the investigation. He was not injured. No citations or charges have been issued, however this case does remain under investigation, the press release said.