Troopers Identify Pedestrian Struck And Killed Thursday Night


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

Officials said on March 28, 2024, at approximately 7:45 p.m., two pedestrians began walking across the northbound lanes of New Castle Avenue from the Super Fuel located at 3006 New Castle Avenue. The male pedestrian continued in a westerly direction as the female pedestrian began walking in a northwesterly direction. At the same time, a silver 2012 Nissan Altima was traveling in the left northbound lane of New Castle Avenue, north of West Avenue.

For unknown reasons, the female pedestrian stopped in the roadway as the Nissan approached. Tthe male pedestrian jogged to the median. As a result, the front of the Nissan struck the female pedestrian in the left lane.

The pedestrian, 56-year-old Lynn Wilson from New Castle, was transported to an area hospital, where she died.

The Delaware State Police have identified 56-year-old Lynn Wilson of New Castle, Delaware as the woman who died in a fatal pedestrian crash in New Castle on March 28, 2024.

The driver of the Nissan, a 56-year-old man from Wilmington was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.

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