Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
New Castle – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 9:58 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2019 on U.S. 13 in the area of Federal School Lane.
The initial investigation has determined that a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country operated by a 47 year old Bear man was traveling southbound in the right lane of U.S. 13, just north of Federal School Lane. A 54 year old male pedestrian had entered the roadway from an unknown direction and was struck by the right front of the Chrysler. After impact the pedestrian came to rest in an adjacent private driveway. The Chrysler came to a controlled stop in the same area. There are no marked crosswalks nor pedestrian crossing signals in the area where the collision occurred.
The pedestrian who was pronounced deceased on scene was not wearing any reflective clothing nor was he carrying a light. Impairment on his behalf is undetermined at this time. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the Chrysler was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Neither speed nor impairment are factors on his behalf.
U.S. 13 southbound, between Saienni Blvd. and Federal School Lane was closed for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.
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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin