Questions Remain In Pottstown Pedestrian's Death

Sharon Minnick, 50, was killed last week.


Questions surrounding Sharon Minnick's death continue to mount while county officials release few details of her accident.

Minnick, 50, of Pottstown, was a pedestrian on Easton Road near Girard Avenue when she was hit by a Lincoln Town Car, a Horsham Township Police Dept. press release states. 

The accident happened at roughly 8:38 p.m. January 27, the release states and adds, "Ms. Minnick was wearing dark clothing when she was struck."

The driver's identity is not in the release, which states the vehicle operator "stayed at the scene and cooperated with police." 

An autopsy was conducted Saturday and determined Minnick "died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash," the release states.

The Montgomery County coroner's office did not return calls regarding the case. 

Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said he couldn't provide further information because the crash remains under investigation.

No obituary or funeral notice for Minnick was found in an Internet search.

However, her name appears in an October, 2008 criminal action court case that states her Pottstown apartment was broken into in 2007. The case involves "Defendant (Malik) Snell, an active-duty Philadelphia Police Officer" and a plan to "enter the Pottstown apartment and steal the drug proceeds."

Minnick is also listed as a plaintiff in a Civil Rights case filed on July 28, 2011 against Snell, The City of Philadelphia Law Offices and others.

Steele couldn't say when details of the investigation into last week's accident will be available.

Meanwhile, folks wonder why Minnick was on the stretch of road at night.

"Makes no sense," states a comment below the . "If I was walking I would not be in the street all dark where no one can see you."

Others mourn Minnick's loss.

"This was our cousin Sharon, she was an angel on earth," Nichole Harden wrote on the Hatboro-Horsham Patch Facebook page. "She will be missed tremendously."


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