Rehoboth man struck and killed after walking in front of car

REHOBOTH BEACH – Delaware State Police report a 56-year-old Rehoboth Beach man was killed late Friday night when he walked into the path of vehicle on Coastal Highway.

DSP’s Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred May 17 shortly after 11 p.m.

Investigation revealed a 1993 Oldsmobile sedan driven by a 42-year-old Mohnton, Pennsylvania man was southbound on Coastal Highway in the left lane approaching the area of Rehoboth Avenue Extended.

A pedestrian walking east to west from the northbound lanes – not a designated crosswalk – walked directly in front of the Oldsmobile, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Investigation revealed the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing with no reflective material and was not carrying a light.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene. State police are withholding his name pending notification of next of kin, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The driver was properly retrained and not injured.

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