Pedestrian Killed This Morning, Driver Arrested

Ocean City, Md. – On Sunday, May 21, 2017, the Ocean City Police Department began investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred at approximately 2:24 a.m. near the intersection of 45th Street and Coastal Highway, according to authorities.

Officials said that the pedestrian, James R. Ednie, 23, of Kelton, PA, was crossing Coastal Highway from west to east near the intersection of 45th Street and Coastal Highway. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway at the time of the collision, according to authorities.  The pedestrian was not using a crosswalk.

Authorities said lifesaving efforts were initiated by good Samaritans at the scene and continued by police and Ocean City EMS. The pedestrian was transported to Atlantic General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Stanley J. Faison, 50, of Waldorf, MD, was arrested and has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and multiple other traffic related charges, according to police.

Faison is currently being held at the Ocean City Public Safety Building pending an initial appearance before a Maryland District Court Commissioner.


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