Pedestrian Struck And Killed Friday Evening In New Castle

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred Friday night in New Castle, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on October 1, 2021, at approximately 9:48 p.m., a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by a 37-year-old New Castle woman turned left from Memorial Drive and was traveling southbound on US 13 in the middle lane. A 36-year-old New Castle man was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of US 13 and walked into the path of the Tahoe, resulting in the front left bumper striking him. The driver immediately pulled over to the right shoulder and called 911.

The 36-year-old pedestrian was not wearing reflective clothing, carrying a light, or crossing in a marked crosswalk said Pepper. He was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The 37-year-old operator was not injured during the collision.

US Route 13 southbound at Memorial Drive was closed to vehicular traffic for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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