Lewes- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said the incident occurred on February 20, 2020, at approximately 6:14 p.m., when a 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway (SR 1) in the left lane just south of Lewes-Georgetown Highway (US 9).
A pedestrian was crossing the highway in an easterly direction and stepped from the median into the path of the Tahoe. Jaffee said the operator of the Tahoe was unable to see the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing and not using a light. As a result, the front of the Tahoe struck the pedestrian in the left travel lane. The operator of the Tahoe remained at the scene.
The pedestrian, an adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.
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The operator of the Tahoe, a 50-year-old male from Camden, DE was properly restrained and did not sustain any injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Coastal Highway northbound in the area of Lewes-Georgetown Highway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.