State Police Investigating a Fatal Collision Involving a Pedestrian – Camden
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier
Camden – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last evening.
The incident occurred around 9:41 p.m. Monday April 3, 2017 as a 2015 Jeep Compass was traveling northbound on South DuPont Highway (US13) in the left lane approaching Roberts Avenue. An adult female pedestrian was walking westbound across US13 just south of Roberts Avenue and was near the center of the roadway of the left lane when she was struck by the passenger side mirror of the Jeep. The pedestrian slid down the right side of the Jeep before falling into the roadway where she was struck by a 2006 Pontiac G6 and a 2007 Honda Civic that were traveling northbound on US13 a few car lengths behind the Jeep. All three vehicles were able to come to a controlled stop after the collisions and remained on scene.
The pedestrian who was wearing dark clothing, not carrying a flashlight, or wearing any type of reflective clothing, was pronounced dead at the scene by Kent County Paramedics. Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The operators of all three vehicles were properly restrained and uninjured in the collision.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. The area of the collision is unlit and there were no crosswalks present. Speed and alcohol involvement on all three of the drivers does not appear to be a factor in this collision. There is no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement on behalf of the pedestrian at this time. US13 northbound in the area of the incident was closed for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Released: 040417 0610