LAKEWOOD - Kathy LaPalce, 56, was killed when she was struck by a minivan as she tried to cross at Cedar Bridge Avenue in Lakewood. Police say the area has no lighting and that the incident occurred before dawn on Sunday.

Shoppers in the strip malls near where the fatal crash happened tell News 12 New Jersey that people always cross in that area. They said that sometimes parking is difficult so people will find a spot in one shopping area and walk across the street to the other.

The driver of the minivan has not been charged.