Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Penny Hill- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a motor vehicle crash which has claimed the life of an 84-year-old male pedestrian that occurred last night just north of Wilmington.
The initial investigation has determined that the incident happened at approximately 6:48 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2016, as an 84-year-old Wilmington, DE man was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of Philadelphia Pike, just north of the Washington Street Extension, in an eastbound direction. As the male subject entered the right hand lane, he stepped directly into the path of a 2010 Toyota Tundra which was being operated by Daniel A. Streevy, 32, of Wilmington. The front of the Tundra struck the male pedestrian who then fell into the right hand lane where he came to rest. Daniel Streevy was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop at the scene.
The male victim, who was wearing all dark clothing and was not crossing at a marked cross walk, was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. He was then transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim’s name is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.
Daniel Streevy was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was not injured.
Both northbound lanes and one southbound lane of Philadelphia Pike were closed for a period of time as the crash was investigated and cleared.
This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.
Released: 111816 0800
Penny Hill – Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred this evening north of Wilmington.
The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 6:48 p.m. this evening, Thursday, November 17, 2016, on northbound Philadelphia Pike just north of the Washington Street Extension, and involves a vehicle and a pedestrian. As a result of the crash, the pedestrian has been removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with serious injuries.
Both northbound lanes and one southbound lane of Philadelphia Pike have been closed to traffic and commuters are asked to find alternate routes of travel.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently enroute to the scene and will assume the investigation.
More details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.
Released: 111716 1922