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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash – Stanton

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Rt 4 at Chestnut

Stanton – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that took place Tuesday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:39 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, on DE Rt. 4 eastbound, east of Chestnut St., Stanton. A 2010 Honda Accord, operated by a 37 year old Drexel Hill, PA man, was traveling eastbound on Rt. 4 in the right lane, east of Chestnut St. A pedestrian, who was initially on the right shoulder of Rt. 4, entered into the right lane of travel, directly into the path of the Accord at which time he was struck by the front right end of the vehicle and thrown onto the windshield, before coming to rest in the roadway. The Accord was brought to a controlled stop and remained at the scene.

The pedestrian, a 39 year old Wilmington man, was transported to the Christiana Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The initial investigation determined that he was not wearing any reflective clothing, not carrying a flashlight and not utilizing a marked crosswalk. Impairment on his behalf is unknown at this time. Identification is pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Accord was properly restrained and did not sustain any injuries. Impairment on his behalf is not a factor in the crash.

DE Rt. 4 eastbound was closed for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.

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