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Pedestrian Struck And Killed Wednesday Evening

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred Wednesday evening on DuPont Blvd (US-113) .23 miles south of Bedford Street in Georgetown.

On December 23, 2020, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a 2016 Ford Fusion, operated by a 49-year-old female of Greenwood, was traveling northbound on DuPont Blvd (US-113) in the left hand travel lane. A 65-year-old female pedestrian of Georgetown, was attempting to cross DuPont Blvd from an unknown direction in front of the Fusion, according to DPS Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said the operator of the vehicle was unable to avoid the pedestrian and the front left bumper struck the pedestrian within the left hand travel lane. After impact, the pedestrian came to rest within the grassy median west of the roadway. The Fusion continued a short distance before coming to a controlled stop on the grassy median.

The pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving. Identification of the victim is pending notification to next of kin.

The operator of the vehicle was not injured during the collision.
The northbound lanes of DuPont Blvd was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and the roadway was cleared.
This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Cpl/3 Venero with Delaware State Police Troop 7 by calling 302-703-3267.

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