Wilmington Manor – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that took place last night.
The incident occurred at approximately 10:11 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2018, on southbound (U.S. 13) DuPont Parkway in the area of Jefferson Avenue in New Castle, according to Delaware State Police Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.
Bratz said a 1992 Dodge Dakota was traveling southbound on (U.S. 13) DuPont Parkway in the left lane in the area of Jefferson Avenue. A pedestrian was in the grass median attempting to cross the southbound lanes of (U.S. 13) from the east side of the roadway to the west side. The pedestrian crossed directly into the path of the Dodge Dakota said Bratz. The driver attempted to swerve left to avoid the collision but was unable to miss the pedestrian. As a result the front right of the Dakota collided with the pedestrian. The Dodge Dakota came to a controlled stop on Stahl Avenue near the collision scene.
The pedestrian, a 39-year-old Newark woman, succumbed to her injuries prior to being transported to the Wilmington Hospital. The investigation determined that she was wearing dark clothing and not wearing any reflective clothing or carrying a flashlight. She was not at a marked crosswalk. according to Bratz. Identification is pending the notification of next of kin.
The driver, 42-year-old man of Newark, was properly restrained and not injured in the collision. There is no impairment on the part of the driver.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. The road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Wilmington Manor – At 10:13 last evening, Friday, November 16, 2018, rescue crews from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company, along with New Castle County Police and Paramedics responded to North Dupont Highway in the area of W Franklin Avenue for reports of a pedestrian struck.
While en route crews learned that the pedestrian, believed to be a woman, was gravely injured.
Upon arrival, command ordered the roadway shutdown at Bacon Avenue.