New Castle-The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed earlier this afternoon on US13 in New Castle.
Preliminary investigation has determined that the crash occurred on Friday, July 25, 2014 at approximately 12:35 p.m. as Joanne M. Johnson-67 of New Castle, DE was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of South DuPont Highway US13 in the area of the Hooters Restaurant, located in the 100 block of South DuPont Highway, New Castle. She was crossing in a westerly direction from the right side of the roadway and stepped directly into the path of a northbound 2003 Honda Odyssey operated by Kasim Onal-51 year old male of New Castle, DE.
Joanne M. Johnson suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kasim Onal the operator of the Honda and 2 male passengers ages 7 and 10, were all properly restrained and not injured.
Preliminary investigation has indicated that Johnson attempted to cross the northbound lanes of US 13 in a westbound direction from the right side of the roadway, not within a designated or marked crosswalk.
The 2 left lanes of US 13 northbound were closed for approximately 2 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Troopers continue to investigate this crash and no charges have been filed.