Update: Woman Struck By Passing Vehicle On I-95 Dies

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Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred overnight, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018, on I-95 southbound, south of the 4th Street off-ramp, Wilmington. A 21-year-old Wilmington woman was walking in the I-95 southbound right lane of travel for an unknown reason, at which time she was struck by a 2010 Toyota Prius, operated by a 77-year-old Galena, Maryland man. After impact, the victim was thrown to the ground, coming to rest on the I-95 southbound, right shoulder. The operator of the Prius brought his vehicle to a controlled stop and remained at the scene.

The victim was transported to the Christiana Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Impairment on her behalf is unknown at this time. Identification is pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Prius was not injured as a result of the incident. Neither speed nor impairment are being considered as factors on his behalf.

I-95 southbound was closed at Martin Luther King Boulevard for approximately two hours, as the crash was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Forester of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8485.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

Breaking Report

Wilmington – Just after 1:00 this morning, rescue crews from the Wilmington Fire Department, along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police responded to I-95 SB in the area of the MLK exit for reports of a pedestrian struck.

Reports from the scene indicate that a woman stopped her car on the highway. When the woman exited her vehicle she was struck by passing driver. The woman, who reportedly received severe injuries, was transported by New Castle County Paramedics to Christiana Hospital.

The driver of the striking car was uninjured and remained at the scene.

Delaware State Police diverted traffic off the highway as they investigated.


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