Police Confirm Pedestrian Struck And Killed Thursday Morning

Delaware State Police are conducting a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred early this morning north of Wilmington.

On September 9, 2021, at approximately 6:12 a.m., a 2019 Jeep Cherokee operated by a 79-year-old male from Claymont was traveling southbound in the left-thru lane of Governor Printz Boulevard approaching the intersection of Rysing Drive. At the same time, the 65-year-old male pedestrian was walking northbound, closest to the yellow fog line within the southbound left-thru lane. As the Jeep continued in the left lane, the front left struck the pedestrian. After the collision, the operator immediately pulled over to the shoulder and called 9-1-1.

The pedestrian was not wearing any reflective clothing or carrying a lighted device. He was pronounced deceased at the scene said police. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

Governor Printz Boulevard in the vicinity of Rysing Drive was closed to vehicular traffic for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation.

Breaking Report

Just after 6:10, Thursday morning rescue crews responded to the 7-11 at 4865 Governor Printz Blvd. in Edgemoor for reports of a pedestrian struck.

Reports from the scene indicate that the pedestrian had succumbed to their injuries.

Delaware State Police issued a traffic advisory for Governor Printz Boulevard between Rysing Drive and Haines Avenue. “The roadway is currently closed for an extended period of time for a serious injury accident. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes of travel.”

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