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Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash – Claymont


Date Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2018

Claymont – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred overnight in Claymont.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:44 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018 on Governor Printz Blvd. in the area of Hillside Rd., Claymont. The initial investigation has determined that a 2004 GMC Yukon, being operated by Bruce C. Bryan, 42, of Chester, PA was traveling southbound on Govenor Printz Blvd. in the right lane, just north of Hillside Rd. A 38 year old Wilmington man, who was a pedestrian, was on the southbound side of Govenor Printz Blvd, north of Hillside Rd., when he was struck by the GMC. The pedestrian was thrown into a grassy area west of the roadway. The GMC came to a controlled stop just south of the collision scene. It is unknown at this time if the pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway or was simply walking along the roadway. There are no pedestrian crosswalks in the area of the collision.

The pedestrian victim was transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. It was determined that he was not carrying a light nor was he wearing any reflective clothing. Impairment on his behalf is undetermined at this time. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The operator of the GMC was not injured as a result of the collision. Evidence of impairment on his behalf was detected and he was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

The southbound lanes of Governor Printz Blvd. were closed for approximately 3 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.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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 debra.reed@state.de.us.

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