Woman Struck And Killed Crossing DuPont Boulevard In Georgetown Overnight

Georgetown- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on July 11, 2019, at approximately 9:10 p.m., when a 2002 Volkswagen Bug was traveling southbound on Dupont Boulevard (U.S. 113) in the left lane approaching Ennis Street. A pedestrian was on foot traveling in a westerly direction through the grass median of Dupont Boulevard attempting to cross the southbound travel lanes. The pedestrian entered the roadway directly into the path of the Volkswagen and was struck. The operator of the Volkswagen was unable to avoid the collision, said Jaffe.

The pedestrian, a 28-year-old female from Georgetown, DE was not in a crosswalk, was wearing dark clothing, and not carrying a light. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Volkswagen, a 21-year-old female from Arnold, Maryland remained on scene, was properly restrained, and did not sustain any injuries.

The southbound lanes of Dupont Boulevard were closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Breaking Reports

Georgetown – Just before 10:15 last evening rescue crews from the Georgetown and Milton Fire Companies along with Sussex County Medics responded to the 20000 block of Dupont Blvd for reports of a pedestrian struck.

Upon their arrival crews requested DelDOT and Fire Police to respond, ordering the road closed.

Details surrounding the accident will likely be released by police later today. We do know that initial reports from the scene indicate that the pedestrian was badly injured.

Shortly after medics made contact with the patient ambulance crews were released from the scene.

Additional crews remained on scene for approximately two and a half hours while police investigated.

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