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.