A 59-year-old Ridgefield man was struck by two cars and killed when trying to cross Route 17 southbound in Ramsey Thursday night, borough Police Chief Bryan Gurney confirmed Friday morning.
According to Gurney, Craig Royer – who was staying at the Maple Shade Motel on Route 17 South – attempted to cross the highway on foot shortly before 9:25 p.m.
While crossing near Ramsey Nissan and the IHOP, Royer was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet pick-up driven by an Emerson resident, Gurney said. A 2004 Toyota being driven by an Oradell resident “was also involved in the accident,” Gurney said.
The Emerson man told cops he thought he had hit something, possibly a deer, police said.
According to police, there have not been any charges filed against either driver, but Gurney said the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
As of Friday morning, police did not know why Royer was attempting to cross Route 17, Gurney said.