Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in the New Castle area earlier this morning.
On October 8, 2022, at approximately 5:43 a.m., a black 2011 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on South Dupont Highway approaching exit # 156 in New Castle. At the same time, a pedestrian was walking southbound on South Dupont Highway and began crossing the roadway directly in the path of the Camry. As a result, the Toyota struck the pedestrian on the highway. The subject was then struck by a second vehicle, a black 2013 Cadillac XTS, which had been traveling northbound behind the Camry.
Both vehicles came to a stop at the scene, which was dark and had limited street lighting. The pedestrian, a 74-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was wearing dark clothing and did not appear to be in possession of a light or other means of illumination. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. Neither of the vehicle operators were injured, and both were properly restrained.
The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated and cleared.
*Traffic Advisory* Roadway Closed Due to Serious Accident
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 contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
Released: 100822 1226
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