Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash- Middletown

Middletown- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred this morning on southbound Route 13 south of Hyett’s Corner Road.

On September 27, 2021, at approximately 12:18 a.m., a 2011 Nissan Versa was traveling southbound on Route 13 approaching the intersection with Hyett’s Corner Road.  The 20-year-old female operator of the Versa merged from the left lane into the right lane of travel.  At this time, a pedestrian was walking northbound on Route 13 within the southbound right lane of travel.  The front of the Versa struck the pedestrian causing the pedestrian to be thrown to the right shoulder.  The Versa came to a controlled stop within the right southbound lane of travel. 

The 36-year-old pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identification of the victim is pending notification to next  of kin.

The area in which this collision occurred is not illuminated by artificial lighting.  The pedestrian was not wearing any type of reflective clothing and was not carrying a flashlight.  The pedestrian was also not within a marked pedestrian crosswalk.

Route 13 southbound at Hyett’s Corner Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Detective Breen with the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at .

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

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