Just In: Crash Involving A Pedestrian Turns Deadly In Claymont

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 2:57 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019, on northbound Philadelphia Pike in the area of Commonwealth Blvd.in Claymont.

As a result of the crash, all lanes of Philadelphia Pike are closed between Commonwealth Blvd. and Harvey Road Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that a resident near the Burger King heard a noise ran outside and saw a person lying in the parking lot of the restaurant.

Upon their arrival, crews reported a vehicle on its side in a parking lot down the street from the Burger King.

As crews worked to evaluate the scene, Command reported that one person had succumbed at the scene and a second patient was being worked on.

As of 7:15 the roadway remains closed.

This is a developing story.

Correction: An earlier headline stated that a motorcycle was involved. That has been corrected.

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