State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Townsend

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

On November 29, 2023, at approximately 5:33 p.m., a white 2005 Mitsubishi Galant was traveling in the left southbound lane of Dupont Parkway approaching the intersection with Main Drive. For unknown reasons, a pedestrian wearing dark clothing was in the southbound lanes of Dupont Parkway near Main Drive. The area is dark and does not have street lighting. As a result, the pedestrian was struck by the Mitsubishi and came to rest in the left southbound lane of Dupont Parkway. The pedestrian was then struck by a gray 2019 Toyota Tacoma and a blue 2012 Mazda CX-9 that were traveling in the left southbound lane of Dupont Parkway shortly behind the Mitsubishi.

The pedestrian, a 21-year-old woman from Townsend, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 39-year-old Dover woman, the driver of the Toyota, a 49-year-old Townsend man, and the driver of the Mazda, a 51-year-old Smyrna woman, were not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Sergeant J. Jefferson by calling (302) 365-8484. 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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