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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Dagsboro, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Monday night.
On May 31, 2021, at approximately 10:02 p.m., a 2007 Honda Accord operated by a 31-year-old Frankford man was traveling southbound on DuPont Boulevard (US 113), south of Molly Field Road, in the left travel lane. For unknown reasons, a 21-year-old Seaford man had exited his vehicle, parked on the southbound shoulder of US 113, and was in the left travel lane of DuPont Boulevard. He was wearing dark-colored clothing and was not using a light. The operator of the Accord was unable to see the victim, and the vehicle struck him in the left travel lane. After the collision, the driver came to a controlled stop just south of the crash scene.
The victim was transported to Christiana Hospital by helicopter, where he was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.
The driver of the Accord and his 5-year-old passenger were not injured.
DuPont Boulevard was closed for approximately 3 hours while the investigation was completed and the scene was cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating this collision. Anyone with information should contact Cpl/3 K. Argo 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 http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .
With warmer weather an increased number of pedestrians will be out walking and around the roadways. As a reminder, troopers would like to offer the following pedestrian safety tips to help keep our citizens and visitors safe:
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