New Jersey's 23-year-old woman died on Friday night after hitting a motor vehicle as she tried to cross a building belt on an unsatisfactory road.
Allie R. Zambito, of Bayville, was undertaking her doctoral degree in physical therapy at the University of Delaware, having graduated from High Point University in 2017, according to the school website.
Soon after 7 n.m. in Wilmington, Zambito stood in the construction zone at a crossroads waiting to cross the Bearna Bearna Newport, Delaware State Police said in a statement. The vehicles on the right hand side had a red light to the south. One of the drivers who executed Zambito to cross the road, according to the police.
However, according to Delaware State Police, the driver was “not aware of the traffic light order” and vehicles traveling north as the Zambito driver crossed across the green.
Because of the construction zone, the first Zambito steps were just in the north lane, the police said. The front side of a Ford van van E-350 Zambito met, according to the authorities.
Delaware Police did not identify the driver, but the Pennsylvania man said, 45 years of age, was traveling with four teenagers back to his home, that he pulled to the shoulder immediately. The police said speed and alcohol were not seen as contributing factors to the fatal accident.
Zambito was announced dead at the scene, the police said.
According to an interview she made with High Point University, Zambito was part of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and played a field hockey club at North Carolina college.
She presented research twice at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM), “which helped to uncover cutting edge research in the world of fitness science,” said Zambito in the interview.
She said that she would lead a master's degree in anatomy and clinical health science at the University of Delaware, working towards her doctoral degree in physical therapy.
Delaware University officials did not immediately send a message seeking comments.
This story is developing.
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