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Delaware State Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash – Wilmington

Date Posted: Thursday, December 30th, 2021

WilmingtonDelaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Wednesday night on southbound Limestone Road (Route 7) in the area of Milltown Road.

On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at approximately 9:19 p.m., a 2008 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on Limestone Road (Route 7) in the left lane of travel approaching the intersection with Milltown Road.  Four juveniles had departed the Valero located at 1327 McKenna’s Church Road and were attempting to cross Route 7 traveling west towards Milltown Road.  The juvenile pedestrians were in the process of crossing the roadway while in the vicinity of the marked pedestrian crosswalk.  The Toyota entered the intersection and it’s front left collided with one of the pedestrians.  As a result of the impact the pedestrian was thrown in southeast direction and came to rest on the right shoulder of northbound Route 7. 

The 13-year-old pedestrian of Smyrna, DE, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.  Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The 19-year-old operator of the Toyota did not sustain any injuries.

At this time, it is unknown what the traffic signal / pedestrian crosswalk signal displayed at the time off the collision. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in this collision.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the investigation was completed, and the roadway was cleared.

*Traffic Advisory* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Crash- Wilmington

This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information on the vehicle involved is asked to contact Corporal/2 Calio at 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 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@state.de.us.

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Released 123021 0905


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