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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Troopers Investigating A Double Fatal Pedestrian Crash, Rehoboth Beach

Location: Coastal Highway (SR1) south of John J. Williams Highway (SR24), Rehoboth Beach, DE

Date of Occurrence: Sunday September 2, 2012 at approximately 2:19 a.m.

Operator and Vehicle Information:

Pedestrian #1: Scott M. Emory, 33, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pedestrian #2: Cheryl M. Dunn-Winchester, 28, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Operator #1: Lisa M. Governa, 25, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Vehicle #1: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta

Rehoboth Beach, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash involving two pedestrians and a car on Coastal Highway (SR1) south of John J. Williams Highway (SR24), Rehoboth.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:19 a.m. this morning as Lisa M. Governa was operating a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta southbound on SR1 in the far left lane just south of the SR24 intersection. Scott M. Emory, who was pushing a bicycle, and Cheryl M. Dunn-Winchester were walking eastbound across the southbound lanes of SR1 when they were struck by the front of the Jetta in the far left lane. Both pedestrians were pronounced dead at the scene. The Jetta continued southbound and came to a stop in the Wendy’s parking lot approximately one tenth of a mile south of the crash.

Governa, who was properly restrained, was not injured in the crash.

The area of the crash is dimly lit and both pedestrians were not walking in a crosswalk.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol is being considered a factor in this crash. SR1 southbound and northbound lanes south of SR24 were closed for approximately four and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


Anonymous said...

and again, not walking in a cross walk. if a car was driving in a non driving area, ppl would be complaining. cross walks,,use them ppl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This has been an unprecedented year for pedestrian fatalities at our beaches.
Instead of all this walk safely and bike safely which has proven to be ineffective someone needs to come up with a stronger campaign that has some influence. Something along the lines of cars are unforgiving when struck by one and in the end it really makes no difference who was at fault when someone is lying in a coffin. What needs not ever be uttered again is the phrase that "pedestrians have the rightaway." It gives them a false sense of security when in actuality most don't even know the law. They believe they always have the right away.

Anonymous said...

And again alcohol is being considered as a factor