Troopers Identify 89-Year-Old Woman Killed In Tragic Accident

Delaware State Police have identified Celeste Speer, 89, of Bethany Beach, Delaware, as the woman who died in a fatal pedestrian collision on May 19, 2023.

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in Bethany on Friday.

On May 19, 2023, at approximately 10:15 a.m., a Hyundai Tucson was traveling southeast in the parking lot of Walgreens, located at 32979 Coastal Highway in Bethany.

A pedestrian was walking in the same parking lot, traveling north toward Walgreens. The Tucson began making a sharp left turn to pull into a parking space. As the Tucson entered the parking space, the front of the vehicle struck the pedestrian, who was walking within that same parking space police said.

The driver of the Tucson, an 82-year-old woman from Bowie, Maryland, was not injured during the collision. The pedestrian, an 89-year-old woman from Bethany Beach, was transported to an area hospital, where she died. The identification of the victim is pending notification to her family.

The parking lot of Walgreens was closed for approximately four hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

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