Troopers Identify Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Delaware City Sunday

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on June 19, 2022, in the Delaware City area as Jade Lassiter, 37, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Delaware City area on Sunday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on June 19, 2022, at approximately 12:31 a.m., a white 2014 Chevrolet Cruze was traveling northbound on South Dupont Highway just north of the intersection at Mid-County Drive. At this time, a 37-year-old female pedestrian from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was crossing South Dupont Highway from west to east and entered into the path of the Cruze. As a result, the right front of the Cruze struck the pedestrian in the roadway.

Both the operator, a 24-year-old woman from Wilmington, and the passenger, a 24-year-old woman from Middletown, were properly restrained. Neither individual requested medical attention at the scene. DeMalto said the female pedestrian was not carrying any lighting device and was not utilizing a crosswalk at the time of the incident. She sustained critical injuries and was transported via ambulance to an area hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next-of-kin.

No other injuries were reported. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal J. Breen by calling 302-834-2620.