Troopers ID Pedestrian Struck And Killed Thursday Night

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died in a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on December 8, 2022, in the Seaford area as Clifton Shelton, 52, of Seaford, Delaware.

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in Seaford yesterday evening.

Officials said on December 8, 2022, at approximately 8:18 p.m., a 2013 gray Dodge Caravan was traveling in the left lane of eastbound Norman Eskridge Highway having just passed through the intersection at North Front Street.

At the same time, a 52-year-old man was walking from an unknown direction and was in the left lane of eastbound Norman Eskridge Highway. The man was not using a designated crosswalk, carrying a light, or wearing any reflective clothing according to police. As a result, the Caravan struck the pedestrian, leading to him sustaining serious injuries.

The pedestrian, a 52-year-old man from Seaford, Delaware, was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to his family and relatives. Both the driver of the Caravan, a 62-year-old man from Laurel, Delaware, and the passenger, a 39-year-old man from Laurel, Delaware, were wearing their seatbelts, and neither person was injured.

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

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