A woman from Rio Grande was struck and killed Monday night while she crossed Route 47.

Authorities say the accident happened just after 9PM Monday at Route 47 near 6th Street in Rio Grande.

According to police, 63-year-old Eugene Haviland of Wildwood was driving eastbound on Route 47 behind another vehicle. 67-year-old Diana Clugh-Roy of Rio Grande was walking south across Route 47 from Rio Grande Plaza near Tokyo Japanese Restaurant. The vehicle in front of Haviland swerved to miss Clugh-Roy but Haviland was unable to avoid hitting her.

Clugh-Roy was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center by Middle Township EMS where she was pronounced dead.

No charges have been filed at this time. The crash remains under investigation by Middle Township Police and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

The roadway was closed for several hours while the investigation was being completed.

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