pedestrian killed

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred on July 11, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m., when a 2002 Volkswagen Bug was traveling southbound on Dupont Boulevard (U.S. 113) in the left lane approaching Ennis Street. A pedestrian was on foot traveling in a westerly direction through the grass median of Dupont Boulevard attempting to cross the southbound travel lanes. The pedestrian entered the roadway directly into the path of the Volkswagen and was struck.  The operator of the Volkswagen was unable to avoid the collision.

The pedestrian, a 28-year-old female from Georgetown, DE was not in a crosswalk, wearing dark clothing, and not carrying a light. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Volkswagen, a 21-year-old female from Arnold, Maryland remained on scene, was properly restrained, and did not sustain injury.

The southbound lanes of Dupont Boulevard were closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Meanwhile, homeless advocate Jim Martin has identified the woman killed:

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