Police: Medford native fatally struck in Sea Isle City

On Saturday, Nov. 24, at approximately 1 p.m., Sea Isle City Patrol Officers responded to the area of 52nd Ave and the promenade for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.

The initial investigation revealed the pedestrian, Bernice Pasquarello, age 69 of Medford, was walking north on the promenade when she was hit from behind a public works vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, a 33-year-old male Sea Isle City Public Works Department employee, was parked on the promenade picking up debris from the recent storm. The male was alerted by other coworkers that he had driven by some debris, and was asked to return, upon reentering the vehicle and backing up, Pasquarello was fatally struck and pronounced on the scene.

The case is pending review by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.