Delmar – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred overnight in Delmar.
The initial investigation has determined that at approximately 12:16 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, a 2018 Honda Accord, driven by a 45 year old Seaford man was traveling northbound on Sussex Hwy. (U.S. 13) in the left lane, north of Line Rd. A 33 year old Delmar man, who was on foot attempting to cross Sussex Hwy. in a westerly direction, proceeded directly into the path of the Honda at which time he was struck by the front left bumper. After being thrown onto the hood of the vehicle the pedestrian came to rest in the grass median of Sussex Hwy. The Honda continued northbound for a short distance before coming to a stop in the grass median. There are no crosswalks in the area where the collision took place.
The pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing and not carrying a light was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Impairment on his behalf is undetermined at this time. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the Honda was properly restrained and was not injured. Impairment is not a factor on his behalf.
The northbound lanes of Sussex Hwy. were closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. A. Mitchell of the Sussex County Collision Reconstruction Unit at (302)703-3267.
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet athttp://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com