The Delaware State Police continues to investigate a Bear area pedestrian crash that occurred Thursday night after 40-year-old Steven Wilkerson of Bear, Delaware, died from injuries sustained in the crash.
On December 21, 2023, at approximately 7:52 p.m., an orange 2016 Hyundai Veloster was traveling in the left eastbound lane of Pulaski Highway approaching the area of the Glenn Motel located at 1176 Pulaski Highway. At the same time, a pedestrian left the Glenn Motel and began walking northbound across the eastbound lanes of Pulaski Highway. The pedestrian entered the left eastbound lane of Pulaski Highway in the Hyundai’s path of travel and was struck by the car.
The pedestrian, identified as Steven Wilkerson, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where he was admitted for life-threatening injuries. On December 22, 2023, he died from injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 50-year-old woman from New Castle, Delaware, was not injured.
The left eastbound lane of Pulaski Highway was closed for approximately 2.5 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 Senior Corporal M. Calio by calling 302-365-8483. 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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