Woman Struck And Killed In Smyrna Friday Afternoon

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on DuPont Parkway Friday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on February 25, 2022, at approximately 12:42 p.m., a 33-year-old Dover woman was walking northbound in the right-turn lane of southbound DuPont Parkway (US Rt 13) north of the Joe Goldsboro Road/Paddock Road intersection in Smyrna.

A 2012 Mazda MZ2 was traveling southbound on US Rt 13 in the right lane, north of the intersection. While traveling southbound, the Mazda entered the right turn lane and began to drift off the roadway resulting in the right side and right-side rear tire contacting a concrete curb before it entered the grass area in front of 5621 DuPont Pkwy. said Pepper.

The car continued to travel on the grass for several feet when the right front struck a mailbox. It then enters back onto the roadway when the front of the Mazda struck the pedestrian.

EMS transported the 33-year-old Dover woman to an area hospital where she died from her injuries a short time later. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The 61-year-old Clayton man who was driving the Mazda MZ2 was not injured. A 31-year-old passenger was also uninjured.

Southbound lanes of US RT 13 north of the intersection were closed to through traffic for approximately 3.5 hours for the crash investigation