State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Collision

Staff Writer Delaware State Police, Police & Fire, RSS

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run collision that occurred early this morning in New Castle that left one man dead.

On September 28, 2023, at approximately 2:02 a.m., an unknown tractor trailer was traveling in the right center lane of I-95 northbound in the area of State Route 141.  At the same time, a pedestrian wearing dark clothing ran across the northbound lanes of I-95 from the DELDOT sandbox in the median towards Airport Road. The pedestrian was struck by the tractor trailer and came to rest in the right center lane of I-95 northbound. The tractor trailer did not stop and the driver fled from the scene of the collision.

The pedestrian, a 59-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The intersection was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and the roadway was 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 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 you 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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