Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Bridgeville

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred near Bridgeville yesterday evening.

Officials said on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at approximately 6:37 p.m., a Chrysler 300, operated by a 63-year-old man, was traveling northbound in the left lane on US Route 13, approaching the intersection of Rifle Range Road. A Chevrolet Cruze, operated by a 20-year-old woman, was traveling northbound on US Route 13, in the right lane, adjacent to the Chrysler 300.

For unknown reasons, an adult male pedestrian crossing westbound, from the east side of the roadway, walked in front of the Chrysler 300 and was struck. The Chrysler 300 swerved to the right and struck the left side of the Chevrolet Cruze.

The operators of the Chrysler 300 and the Chevrolet Cruze were not injured. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The identification of the victim is being withheld until his family members are notified.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.