Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a Pedestrian

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Smyrna, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash in which a male pedestrian has been killed that occurred early this afternoon.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred today, Monday, October 17, 2016, at approximately 12:31 p.m., on southbound SR1 at Paddock Road, Smyrna, and involves a single vehicle which struck a male pedestrian. As a result of the crash the pedestrian has been pronounced dead. The operator of the vehicle did remain at the scene.

The southbound lanes of SR1 are currently closed in the area of the crash and commuters are asked to find alternate routes of travel.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is responding to the crash scene and will assume the investigation. Further details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 101716 1313


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