Pedestrian killed while walking along South Park road
A Washington County man was killed Oct. 9 when he was hit by a car while walking along a South Park road.
John Jenkins, 48, of New Eagle,was found dead in the area of 3541 Snowden Road shortly before 10 p.m., the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said.
South Park police and paramedics were dispatched to the 3000 block of Snowden Road in response to a 911 call about a man lying in the road, according to Allegheny County police. There they found Jenkins lying in the southbound lane, suffering from trauma to his head and body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives from the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit and a collision reconstructionist responded. Passing motorists reported seeing a man walking along the road just prior to the discovery of Jenkins’ body. Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Shurman said three motorists who passed him described him as “unsteady” on his feet while he walked.
“We know he was struck by a vehicle, but we’re asking for the public’s help in finding it,” Shurman said.
Shurman said county police are asking anyone who was in the area between 9:30 and 9:50 p.m. and saw anything to call the homicide unit at 412-473-1300.