Posted on Nov 20, 2012
On Wednesday, October 31, around 9:00AM, a female pedestrian died trying to cross the street at the corner of 13th and Sycamore Streets in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The victim was identified by Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick as 16-year-old Raylynn Soto, who died of multiple traumatic injuries. Police say she was struck and killed by a large cement truck turning onto Sycamore Street from 13th Street.
The driver of the cement truck did not stop to offer assistance, but police have now identified him and say he is cooperating with the investigation. The truck is owned by Hempt Brothers of Camp Hill, and officials from the company are also cooperating.
Police say there were two witnesses to the accident as well as surveillance video from a nearby business.
According to a Harrisburg spokesperson, it may be possible for the driver of a large truck to hit a person without realizing it. Police are looking into the possibility that the driver did not know he had struck Raylynn. So far, no charges have been filed against the driver of the cement truck.
It took officials some time to identify the teenager, who was having family difficulties and staying with a friend. Police released photographs of tattoos on Raylynn’s wrist on Wednesday in order to help identify her body.
A Harrisburg car accident attorney at Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers has been following this case closely. Everyone at the firm sends sincere condolences to the Raylynn’s parents, family and friends.