Liberian Woman Killed by Vehicle at Newark International Airport
November 10, 2015
An investigation is underway into a pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle at the Newark International Airport on Monday evening.
First responders rushed to the area of Earhart and Metroplex Road at around 6:30 p.m. on reports of a person struck by a vehicle at that location.
Arriving rescue crews found the victim (who was identified by family members as Kormassa Gbobawollie) laying on the ground suffering life threatening injuries.
According to authorities, Gbobawollie (a United Airlines worker for over 20 years) attempting to arrive to work, died a short time later.
An initial investigation revealed that Gbobawollie was struck by a vehicle that reportedly fled the scene. While laying on the ground injured, she was then struck by a large vehicle on the dark roadway according to reports.
Police closed off the road throughout the night for the invetsigation. The road was reopening at around 2 a.m. this morning.
The investigation is being handled by the Port Authority Police.
Source: By RLS