Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Tractor-Trailer Early Friday

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early this morning in Milford, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on June 12, 2020, at approximately 2:10 a.m., when a 2007 Freightliner tractor pulling an enclosed box trailer, was traveling northbound on Dupont Boulevard in the right lane, south of Donovan Street within the city limits of Milford. For an unknown reason, a pedestrian appeared from the east side of the highway and stepped directly into the path of the truck. The operator of the truck was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a 41-year-old male from Lincoln, DE, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Freightliner, a 65-year-old male from Nelsonia, Virginia, was properly restrained and uninjured.

Northbound Dupont Boulevard in the area of Donovan Street was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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