Delaware State Police

**Update** State Police Investigating Serious Pedestrian Crash – Newark

Newark – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on I95 earlier this afternoon.

The incident occurred around 12:23 p.m. Sunday October 1, 2017 in the area of the service plaza on southbound I95 after a 44-year-old male passenger exited a Greyhound bus, traveling to Atlanta, Georgia from New York City, stopped at the Welcome Center for a break.  The male walked to the guardrail of the southbound lanes of I95 where he sat momentarily as traffic continued southbound.  Within seconds, the man reportedly dove into the path of a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek that was traveling southbound on I-95 in the left thru lane.

The 44-year-old male pedestrian, whose identity is still to be confirmed, was treated on the scene by New Castle County Paramedics and transported to Christiana Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The 39-year-old male operator of the Crosstrek, from Newtown, Pennsylvania, and his two juvenile passengers were properly restrained and uninjured in the crash.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Traffic on the southbound lanes of I95 were impacted for two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

**Traffic Advisory** State Police Investigating Serious Pedestrian Crash – Newark

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 100117 1715

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