Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz
Bridgeville, DE– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred last night south of Bridgeville.
Preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred around 8:06 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2016, as Kenneth E. Hedges, 64 of Seaford, was operating a 2006 Toyota Avalon traveling south on Wesley Church Road approximately one mile south of Bridgeville. A pedestrian, David L. Wynes, 72 of Georgetown, was walking in traffic in the southbound lane of Wesley Church Road facing traffic. The driver of the vehicle attempted to swerve left but was unable to avoid the collision and struck the pedestrian. As a result, the pedestrian was carried on the vehicle before landing on the road where he came to rest. The Avalon came to a controlled stop on Wesley Church Road.
David L. Wynes sustained multiple massive traumas and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not carrying any type of light or reflective clothing.
Both Kenneth E. Hedges and his wife, Barbara E. Hedges, of Seaford were transported by EMS to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released. They were both wearing their seatbelts.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident. Wesley Church Road in the area of the collision was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Released: 103016 0211