Troopers Investigating Friday Night Fatal Crash Involving A Pedestrian

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred Friday night in Frankford, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael.

Austin said the initial investigation has determined that at approximately 9:55 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2019, a 2010 Lexus HS250H, operated by a 22-year-old Landenberg PA man, was traveling southbound on DuPont Blvd. (US 113) in the right lane, north of Berry Rd., within the limits of Frankford. A 56-year-old Frankford woman was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of DuPont Blvd. on foot and walked directly into the path of the Lexus at which time she was struck, according to Austin. After impact, the pedestrian was thrown in a southerly direction coming to rest on the shoulder of the roadway. The Lexus came to a controlled stop and remained at the scene.

The pedestrian who was pronounced deceased at the scene was not using a marked crosswalk, was wearing no reflective clothing, nor was she in possession of a light. Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Lexus as well as an adult female passenger in the vehicle were both properly restrained and were not injured. Impairment is not deemed as a contributing factor on his behalf.

The southbound lanes of DuPont Blvd. were closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Burns of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-644-5020.