Ocean City Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision
OCEAN CITY, MD – (August 27, 2022): The Ocean City Police Department is currently investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred overnight on August 26, 2022, at approximately 11:56 p.m. in the area of 59th Street and Coastal Highway.
The pedestrian, Sophia Battisti, 21, of Reinhold’s, PA was crossing Coastal Highway from the east against the pedestrian signal. The vehicle that struck Battisti was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway at the time of the collision. Lifesaving efforts were initiated by good Samaritans at the scene and Ocean City EMS. Battisti was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver remained on the scene. Alcohol was determined not to be a factor for the driver of the vehicle.
Northbound Coastal Highway traffic was rerouted to the alleyways in the 10-block of 58th Street for approximately 4 hours while officers processed the scene of the crash.
The Ocean City Traffic Safety Unit is handling the investigation. The Traffic Safety Unit is asking any individuals with information regarding this incident, to please contact PFC H. Miller at [email protected], to call or Tip Line at 410-520-5136, email us at [email protected] or contact the Police Department directly at 410-723-6610. Please reference case number 2022-00-4990.