Laurel- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on September 4, 2020, at approximately 7:44 p.m., northbound on Sussex Highway north of County Seat Highway, Laurel.
A 2013 Ford Flex operated by a 33-year-old female from Greenwood, was traveling northbound on Sussex Highway in the left travel lane north of County Seat Highway. A 63-year-old female from Cliffside Park, NJ, was on foot attempting to cross Sussex Highway in a westerly direction, directly in the path of the Ford Flex. The operator was unable to avoid the pedestrian and the front right bumper struck her within the left travel lane. After the impact, the operator of the vehicle came to rest on the northbound shoulder of Sussex Highway.
The operator of the vehicle was not injured during the collision. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The northbound lanes of Sussex Highway were closed for approximately three(3) hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Identification is pending notification of next to kin.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Detective. K. Argo of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-644-5020.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper
Released: 090520 0750
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