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(Jan. 4, 2019) A 56-year-old woman died following a crash last Friday night on 28th Street in Ocean City, the Ocean City Police Department said.

Police responded around 8:50 p.m. to a crash involving a pedestrian in the south lane at the intersection of 28th Street and Philadelphia Avenue.

The pedestrian, later identified as Lorena D. Merris, of Landisburg, Pennsylvania, was hit by a BMW 328i as she was crossing the crosswalk, according to police. Traffic was diverted to Baltimore Avenue for about two hours while police investigated and cleared crash debris.

Merris was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, but succumbed to her injuries on Dec. 30, police said. 

The driver of the BMW remained at the scene of the crash and was not impaired, according to police. 

Police said the Ocean City Traffic Safety Unit is investigating to find the cause of the accident.

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