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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision- New Castle


Date Posted: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

New Castle, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred Friday night in New Castle.

On October 1, 2021, at approximately 9:48 p.m., a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by a 37-year-old New Castle woman turned left from Memorial Drive and was traveling southbound on US 13 in the middle lane. A 36-year-old New Castle man was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of US 13 and walked into the path of the Tahoe, resulting in the front left bumper striking him. The driver immediately pulled over to the right shoulder and called 911.

The 36-year-old pedestrian was not wearing reflective clothing, carrying a light, or crossing in a marked crosswalk. He was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The 37-year-old operator was not injured during the collision. Also in the Tahoe was a two-year-old child properly restrained in the rear seat. The child was not injured during the collision.  

US Route 13 southbound at Memorial Drive was closed to vehicular traffic for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Senior Corporal Matthew Calio by calling 302-365-8483. 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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a 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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at Debra.Reed@delaware.gov.

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