State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Georgetown

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Monday evening in Georgetown that left one woman dead.

On January 8, 2024, at approximately 6:14 p.m., a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound on Dupont Boulevard in the left lane, north of Ennis Road. A 1993 Honda Accord was also traveling southbound in the right lane at an unknown distance behind the Volkswagen. For reasons under investigation, a 39-year-old pedestrian, entered the left southbound lane in the Volkswagen’s path of travel. As a result, the pedestrian was struck by the Volkswagen in the left lane of southbound Dupont Boulevard and thrown into the right lane where she was then struck by the Honda.

The pedestrian, a 39-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 45-year-old man from Ellendale, Delaware, was not injured.

The driver of the Honda, a 39-year-old man from Millsboro, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.


The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Seargent J. Burns by calling (302) 703-3269. 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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