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Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash-Georgetown


Date Posted: Friday, July 12th, 2019

Georgetown- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred on July 11, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m., when a 2002 Volkswagen Bug was traveling southbound on Dupont Boulevard (U.S. 113) in the left lane approaching Ennis Street. A pedestrian was on foot traveling in a westerly direction through the grass median of Dupont Boulevard attempting to cross the southbound travel lanes. The pedestrian entered the roadway directly into the path of the Volkswagen and was struck.  The operator of the Volkswagen was unable to avoid the collision.

The pedestrian, a 28-year-old female from Georgetown, DE was not in a crosswalk, wearing dark clothing, and not carrying a light. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Volkswagen, a 21-year-old female from Arnold, Maryland remained on scene, was properly restrained, and did not sustain injury.

The southbound lanes of Dupont Boulevard were closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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@delaware.gov.

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Released:071219 0834

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