Police: Man In Wheel Chair Struck And Killed Tuesday

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred last night in New Castle that left one man dead.

Officials said on August 29, 2023, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a silver 2005 Toyota Camry was traveling in the left westbound lane on Pulaski Highway approaching the intersection at Wilton Boulevard.

At the same time, an elderly man on a motorized wheelchair was traveling northbound across the westbound lanes of Pulaski Highway in the Camry’s path of travel police said.

This area was not well-lit, and the man was not wearing reflective clothes, carrying a flashlight, or using a crosswalk police said Wednesday. The Camry struck the man in the left lane causing the man to be ejected from the wheelchair and land in the left westbound lane of Pulaski Highway just beyond the intersection.

The person who was struck, a 69-year-old man from New Castle, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Camry, a 47-year-old man from Newark, was not injured. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.