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Troopers Release Name Of Pedestrian Struck And Killed Walking On Sidewalk


Wyoming-The Delaware State Police have identified the name of the pedestrian who died in a crash on August 17, 2019 on Front Street, Wyoming, as 78-year-old David Rabenold of Wyoming, DE.

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Wyoming, DE– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in which a Wyoming man has been charged, according to  Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on August 17, 2019, at approximately 8:32 p.m., when a blue Dodge Neon was traveling westbound on Front Street towards North Layton Avenue in Wyoming. The operator of the Neon, 26-year-old Bradford J. Husfelt of Wyoming was attempting to pass a vehicle on the right side that was in front of him. Husfelt drove on the sidewalk and partially onto a front yard of a residence, according to Jaffe. The Neon then struck a landscape timber and continued to drive partially on the sidewalk and the yard. A pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk and was subsequently struck by the Neon.

The pedestrian, a 78-year-old Wyoming man was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Husfelt drove away from the scene and was later located at his residence in the 100 block of Center Street in Wyoming, said Jaffe. The Neon was located at the residence covered with a car cover. Husflet was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 3 where troopers conducted a DUI investigation. Husfelt was charged with the following:

Manslaughter Recklessly Caused Death Of Another Person
Leaving Scene of a Collision Resulting in Death
Hindering Prosecution
Driving While Suspended or Revoked
Reckless Driving
Criminal Mischief
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Drug
Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle
Driving Off Roadway
Drive Motor Vehicle on Sidewalk or Bike Path Prohibited
Cars Involved in Death Remain at Scene for the Arrival of Police
Failure to Report a Collision Resulting in Injury or Death
Following a Motor Vehicle Too Closely

Husfelt was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $58,650.00 cash-only bond.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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