Police Identify Victim Of Route 1 Fatal Hit-And-Run

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Hit-and-run victim Alexandra Ridgway, 29. Photo via Michael Egan.

The Middletown Township Police Department has identified the victim of Monday’s hit-and-run on Route 1 near Neshaminy High School as Alexandra Ridgway.

Ridgway, 29, was struck by multiple vehicles before 3:30 a.m., according to Chief Joe Bartorilla. None of the striking vehicles stopped.

Her brother Michael Egan, of Levittown, has set up a Go Fund Me page to cover funeral expenses. The community responded, and the page has already surpassed its $5,000 goal.

“Myself, my mother Michelle Ridgway, and my sister Victoria Ridgway would appreciate any help.”

PennDOT vehicles divert slowly moving traffic near South Belleveue Avenue. Photo via PennDOT.

Egan said he is not sure why she was walking along the highway. He noted she was dealing with mental health issues. Police noted in their report they are not sure whether Ridgway was walking along the side of the road or crossing.

Additionally, CBS 3 reports sources say a severed arm found in Philadelphia’s Fox Chase section belonged to Ridgway.

“The remains were located by a passerby on the 8800 block of Pine Road, around 8:40 a.m. Monday. Sources say a fingerprint machine confirmed the connection.”

The hit-and-run closed Route 1 between South Bellevue Avenue and Old Lincoln Highway in Bensalem for approximately nine hours. The Langhorne Police Department said the highway reopened shortly before 1 p.m.

Traffic headed Southbound on Route 1 shortly before the South Bellevue exit. Photo via PennDOT.

It caused serious delays and congested local roadways, especially during rush hour. Many school buses headed to Neshaminy High School and local middle schools arrived late.

Middletown Township’s Sgt. Mike Lubold and Officer Tim King are handling the investigation. Bartorilla stated the investigation has taken officers to Philadelphia and Montgomery County.

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the drivers who did not stop after hitting Ridgway. Anyone with information can reach out to police at 215-750-3800 or 215-949-1000.