State Police Investigating Fatal Accident Involving a Pedestrian

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian that occurred last night in Wilmington.

On March 24, 2023, at approximately 7:59 p.m., a black Acura ILX was traveling westbound on Kirkwood Highway west of Farrand Drive. At the same time, a male pedestrian was walking southbound across Kirkwood Highway when he entered into the path of the Acura. As a result, the Acura struck the man in the roadway, causing significant injuries.

The victim, a 47-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was pronounced dead while he was being taken to an area hospital. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified. The driver of the Acura, a 39-year-old woman from Newark, Delaware, was not injured.

No other vehicles were involved in this collision. Kirkwood Highway westbound was closed for approximately two hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.


The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Senior Corporal M. Calio by calling 302-365-8483. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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 need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

Released: 032523  1026



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