Woman Succumbs To Her Injuries After Being Struck By Car In Newark

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Newark – The Delaware State Police (DSP) are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 8:52 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2019, on DE Rt. 273 (Christiana Rd.) in the area of Harmony Road in Newark.

The initial investigation has determined that a 2018 Mazda 3, operated by a 21-year-old Bear man, was traveling westbound on Rt. 273 west of the intersection with Harmony Rd. in the left lane. A 31-year-old Newark woman was crossing the westbound lanes of Rt. 273 from north to south on foot and proceeded directly into the path of the Mazda at which time she was struck, according to DSP Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin. After the impact, the pedestrian was thrown into the eastbound lanes of Rt. 273 where she came to rest. The Mazda came to a stop and remained at the scene.

The female was transported to the Christiana Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The investigation determined that at the time of the incident she was wearing dark clothing with no reflective material, not carrying a light and not utilizing a marked crosswalk. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

A 31-year-old male subject who was crossing the roadway along with the female victim was not injured.

The driver of the Mazda who was properly restrained was not injured.

Rt. 273 was closed between Harmony Rd. and Brownleaf Rd. for approximately 3 hours, while the scene was investigated.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.

Breaking Report

Newark – Rescue crews from the Christiana Fire Company have been responded to Route 273 at Harmony Road for reports of an injury crash.

Arriving crews are reporting very serious injuries.

This is a developing story.

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