Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 5:19 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019 on Philadelphia Pike just north of Beverly place, Wilmington.
The initial investigation has determined that a 1986 Chevy Caprice, being driven by a 51 year old Wilmington man was traveling northbound in the right lane of Philadelphia Pike, north of Beverly Place which is just north of Marsh Rd. A 58 year old Wilmington man was attempting to cross Philadelphia Pike in an undetermined direction when he was struck by the front right corner of the Chevy and thrown to the pavement, where he came to rest. The Chevy came to a stop just north of the spot of the collision.
The pedestrian who was pronounced deceased at the scene, was not utilizing a crosswalk, was not wearing any reflective clothing nor carrying a light. Impairment on his behalf is undetermined at this time. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the Chevy was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured. Neither speed nor impairment are factors on his behalf.
The northbound lanes of Philadelphia Pike were closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Aube of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8483.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin