Georgetown woman, 28, struck and killed trying to cross DuPont Boulevard

GEORGETOWN – A 28-year-old Georgetown woman was struck and killed Thursday evening when she walked into the path of a vehicle on DuPont Boulevard.

Delaware State Police identified the deceased woman as Takeyia Hobbs.

State police investigation determined the driver of the 2002 Volkswagen Bug, a 21-year-old Arnold, Maryland woman, was unable to avoid the collision, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on July 11.

The Volkswagen was southbound on US 113 (DuPont Boulevard) in the left lane approaching Ennis Road.

Ms. Hobbs was walking through the median attempting to cross the southbound lanes when she entered the roadway directly into the path of Volkswagen, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Investigation revealed Ms. Hobbs wearing dark clothing, was not in the crosswalk and was not carrying a light, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The driver of the VW was not injured.

Southbound lanes of Dupont Boulevard were closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, Cpl. Jaffe said.

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