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Rehoboth Beach Woman Struck And Killed Wednesday


Rehoboth Beach- The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last evening, Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on January 8, 2019, at approximately 8:02 p.m., when a 2019 GMC Terrain was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway in the left lane just north of Munchy Branch Road.

A pedestrian was believed to be crossing the highway in an easterly direction. For an unknown reason, the pedestrian stepped from the median into the path of the GMC. The operator was unable to perceive the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing and not using a light. As a result, the left front of the GMC struck the pedestrian in the left lane.

The operator of the GMC, a 29-year-old female from Rehoboth Beach was properly restrained, remained on scene and was not injured.

The pedestrian, a 68-year-old female from Rehoboth Beach, DE was transported to the Beebe Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Coastal Highway northbound had partial lane closures for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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