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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Wilmington, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred Monday afternoon in Wilmington.
On September 13, 2021, at approximately 3:22 p.m., a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe operated by a 47-year-old Wilmington female was in the left turn lane of northbound Marsh Road at the intersection of Silverside Road. As the vehicle began to turn left onto Silverside Road on a solid green light, an 18-year-old female pedestrian attempted to cross Silverside Road from the south side of the roadway within the designated crosswalk. The pedestrian entered the path of the turning vehicle resulting in the front bumper of the Hyundai striking the pedestrian. The operator of the Santa Fe remained at the scene after the accident occurred.
The 18-year-old female pedestrian from Wilmington was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. She succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.
The 47-year-old female operator did not sustain any injuries.
Silverside Road in the area of Marsh Road was closed for approximately 3 hours as the collision was investigated and the roadway cleared.
This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Sgt. D. Alexander 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.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
Released: 091321 2220