Dover woman, 62, fatally struck by vehicles

CAMDEN – A 62-year-old Dover woman died Monday night after being struck by three vehicles while walking across U.S. 13, police said.

Brenda J. Williams was traveling westbound near the center of the roadway when hit by a Jeep’s passenger side mirror at approximately 9:41 p.m., the Delaware State Police said. She slid down the side of the Jeep, investigation found, and was struck by two vehicles traveling a few car lengths behind.

All three vehicles came to a controlled stop after the collisions and remained on scene, police said.

Ms. Williams, who police said 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.

Police said the vehicle drivers were uninjured and wearing seatbelts at the time of impact.

The incident occurred near the intersection of U.S. 13 and Robert Avenue.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate, police said. 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, police said. There is no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement on behalf of the pedestrian at this time.

U.S. 13 northbound in the area of the incident was closed for approximately 3 1/2 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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