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Death marks second fatal collision with pedestrian at same location in last six weeks

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Chesterfield Township Police Department Acting Officer-in-Charge Sgt. Mike Davison announced that a 62-year-old woman died over the weekend after being struck by a pickup truck while she was riding along Sykesville Road with a group of cyclists.

Julie Galezniak, of Stratford, died after being airlifted to a Trenton hospital following the December 4 incident, which occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m.

The investigation revealed that she was riding southbound on Sykesville Road with other cyclists when she was struck by a pickup truck heading in the same direction.

The name of the driver, who remained on the scene, is being withheld at this time because no traffic summons have been issued and no criminal charges have been filed.

The investigation is being conducted by the Chesterfield Township Police Department, the Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police.

This is the second fatality recently along the same stretch of Sykesville Road. On October 20, Mary Broderick, 71, of Chesterfield, was fatally struck by a vehicle being driven by Valentina Golya, 86, of Chesterfield, as she was walking along the road.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Golya was issued a summons for Careless Driving.

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