Newark – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on I95 earlier this afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.
Fournier said the incident occurred around 12:23 p.m. Sunday October 1, 2017 in the area of the service plaza on southbound I95 after a 44-year-old male passenger exited a Greyhound bus, traveling to Atlanta, Georgia from New York City, stopped at the Welcome Center for a break.
The male walked to the guardrail of the southbound lanes of I95 where he sat momentarily as traffic continued southbound. Within seconds, the man reportedly dove into the path of a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek that was traveling southbound on I-95 in the left thru lane, according to Fournier.
The 44-year-old male pedestrian, whose identity is still to be confirmed, was treated on the scene by New Castle County Paramedics and transported to Christiana Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, said Fournier.
The 39-year-old male operator of the Crosstrek, from Newtown, Pennsylvania, and his two juvenile passengers were properly restrained and uninjured in the crash.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Traffic on the southbound lanes of I95 were impacted for two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Newark – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious pedestrian crash on I95, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.
Fournier said the incident occurred around 12:23 p.m. Sunday October 1, 2017 in the area of the service plaza on southbound I95 and involves a pedestrian struck by a car. The pedestrian has been removed from the scene by EMS to an area hospital in serious condition and the car remained at the scene.
Multiple southbound lanes of I95 are currently closed in the area.
Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel.
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