State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision

Staff WriterDelaware State Trooper, Police & Fire, RSS

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred last night in Newark that left one woman dead.

On July 1, 2023, at approximately 11:01 p.m., a black 2004 Volkswagen GTI was traveling westbound on Ogletown Stanton Road approaching the intersection at Cheswold Boulevard. At the same time, a silver 2015 Kia Forte was stopped in the left-turn lane on eastbound Ogletown Stanton Road, waiting to turn left onto Cheswold Boulevard.

An elderly woman was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Ogletown Stanton Road, walking from the north to the south, as the GTI approached Cheswold Boulevard. This area was not well lit, and the woman was not wearing reflective clothes, carrying a flashlight, or using a crosswalk. The GTI struck the woman and lifted her into the air, which caused her to land on the nearby Kia.

The person who was struck, a 77-year-old woman from Newark, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified.

Neither the driver of the GTI, a 19-year-old man from Elkton, Maryland, nor the passenger, a 23-year-old man from New Castle, Delaware, was injured. Likewise, neither the driver of the Kia, a 27-year-old woman from Newark, Delaware, nor the passenger, a 26-year-old man from Newark, Delaware, was injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately three 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 Master Corporal J. Forester by calling 302-365-8485. 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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