Pedestrian Struck & Killed near Bridgeville

today03/03/2023 91

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred near Bridgeville Wednesday evening.

On March 1, 2023 at approximately 6:37 p.m., a Chrysler 300, operated by a 63-year-old man, was traveling northbound in the left lane on US Route 13, approaching the intersection of Rifle Range Road. A Chevrolet Cruze, operated by a 20-year-old woman, was traveling northbound on US Route 13, in the right lane, adjacent to the Chrysler 300.

For unknown reasons, an adult male pedestrian crossing westbound, from the east side of the roadway, walked in front of the Chrysler 300 and was struck. The Chrysler 300 swerved to the right and struck the left side of the Chevrolet Cruze.

The operators of the Chrysler 300 and the Chevrolet Cruze were not injured. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where, sadly he died from his injuries. The identification of  the victim is being withheld until his family members are notified.

The roadway was closed for approximately three 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 collision to contact Corporal J. Smith by calling 302-703-3267. 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.

Source: Delaware State Police Newsroom

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