Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Lincoln-The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred last evening involving a pedestrian.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at approximately 11:17 p.m., as a 2009 Pontiac Vibe, operated by a 21-year-old female from Lincoln, was traveling southbound on Marshall Street (CR 225) just north of Johnson Road (CR 207). An 85-year-old male pedestrian from Lincoln was on foot walking in the roadway. As a result, the operator of the Vibe failed to see the pedestrian in the roadway causing the front bumper of her vehicle to impact the pedestrian within the southbound lane of travel. The impact forced the pedestrian onto the hood and windshield of the vehicle before coming to rest in the southbound travel lane. The operator of the Vibe came to a controlled stop and remained on scene.
The 85-year-old pedestrian was wearing dark clothing none of which was reflective, and was not carrying a light. He was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Milford Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor on his behalf.
The 21-year-old operator of the Vibe was not injured and was properly restrained. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor on her behalf.
Marshall Street was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident and asks anyone with information to please contact Troop 7 CRU at (302) 703-3264. No charges have been filed at this time.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
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