Troopers Identify Newark Man Struck And Killed Saturday Evening

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on September 3, 2022, in the Newark area as William King, 40, of Newark, Delaware.

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in the Newark area on Saturday evening, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on September 3, 2022, at approximately 9:13 p.m., a black 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on Polly Drummond Hill Road approaching the intersection with Rankin Road. At the same time, a male pedestrian was walking in the roadway on Polly Drummond Hill Road and entered into the path of the Jeep, according to DeMalto. As a result, the front of the Grand Cherokee struck the male subject while he was in the roadway.

The pedestrian involved in this incident, a 40-year-old Newark, Delaware man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. The operator of the Jeep, a 47-year-old man also from Newark, was properly restrained. He was not injured in the collision.

No other vehicles were involved in this incident. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.

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