State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Accident

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred in Lewes last night that involved a pedestrian.

On December 30, 2022, at approximately 9:53 p.m., a 2004 red Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound on Coastal Highway south of Postal Lane. At the same time, a male subject was walking eastbound across the highway in the right lane of the roadway, directly in the path of the pickup truck. The man was not using a crosswalk, carrying a light, or wearing reflective clothing. As a result, the front of the Silverado struck the man, causing him to become trapped underneath the truck. The Silverado came to a stop in the shoulder a short distance later.

The driver of the Silverado, a 34-year-old man from Lewes, Delaware, was not injured. The pedestrian, a 62-year-old man from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to his family and relatives.

No other vehicles were involved in this collision. The southbound lanes of Coastal Highway were closed for approximately 2.5 hours as the scene was investigated and cleared.

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The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Sergeant J. Burns by calling 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.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 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

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