Delaware State Police Conducting Fatal Pedestrian Crash Investigation- Lewes

Lewes- Delaware State Police are conducting a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred early Sunday morning.

On April 25, 2021, at 1:23 a.m., a 2004 Ford E-450 bus, operated by a 58-year-old male of Rehoboth Beach, traveling westbound on John J. Williams Hwy (SR 24), approaching the intersection at Warrington Road. As the Ford E-450 was traveling, a 30-year-old female pedestrian from Huntington, MD, was walking north across SR 24 and crossed directly into the path of the bus. The operator of the bus was unable to see the victim, who was wearing dark clothing, not carrying a light, or wearing reflective material. As a result, the left side front of the Ford struck the pedestrian within the westbound lane of travel.

The 30-year-old female pedestrian was transported to Beebe Medical Center, where she was pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The operator of the bus was carrying one passenger. Both were uninjured and did not require medical attention.

John J. Williams Hwy between Hudson Way and Warrington Road was closed for approximately 2 hours while the collision was investigated and cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Sgt. N. DeMalto by calling 302-644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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