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Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash – Newark


Date Posted: Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Newark – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:36 a.m., Sunday, May 26, 2019 on eastbound Christiana Rd. (DE Rt. 273) west of Old Baltimore Pike, Newark. A 2015 Nissan Versa Note, operated by a 21 year old Bear woman was traveling eastbound Christiana Rd., in the right turn lane for Old Baltimore Pike southbound. A 28 year old Newark man who was a pedestrian was also walking on eastbound Christiana Rd. in the turn lane for Old Baltimore Pike southbound. The front right side of the Nissan struck the pedestrian and projected him off the south edge of the road where he came to rest in a grassy area. The Nissan came to a controlled stop and remained at the scene.

The pedestrian victim was transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Impairment on his behalf is undetermined at this time. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Nissan was not injured. Neither speed nor impairment are deemed as factors on her behalf.

At the time of the collision there was heavy rainfall occurring. The investigation also determined that the victim was wearing a dark colored top and light colored pants, none of which were reflective. He was also not carrying any type of lighting device.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact Sgt. D. Alexander of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8484.

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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