Woman Killed In Pedestrian Crash Identified By Troopers


Lewes- Delaware State Police have identified the individual who died in the fatal pedestrian crash on Sunday, according to Public Information Officer Corporal/3 Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on April 25, 2021, at 1:23 a.m., a 2004 Ford E-450 bus, operated by a 58-year-old Rehoboth Beach man, was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Hwy (SR 24), approaching the intersection at Warrington Road. As the Ford E-450 was traveling, 30-year-old Jennifer L. Hoffman of Huntington, MD, was walking north across SR 24 and crossed directly into the path of the bus. The operator of the bus was unable to see the victim, who was wearing dark clothing, not carrying a light, or wearing reflective material, said Pepper. As a result, the left side front of the Ford struck the pedestrian within the westbound lane of travel.

The operator of the bus was carrying one passenger. Both were uninjured and did not require medical attention.

John J. Williams Hwy between Hudson Way and Warrington Road was closed for approximately 2 hours while the collision was investigated and cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Sgt. N. DeMalto by calling 302-644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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