Delmar man killed by car trying to cross U.S. 13 in Delmar

DELMAR — A 33-year-old Delmar man was struck and killed by a car while trying to cross U.S. 13 on foot in Delmar early Saturday morning, according to the Delaware State Police.

An initial investigation determined that around 12:16 a.m. Saturday a 2018 Honda Accord, driven by a 45-year-old Seaford man, was traveling northbound on U.S. 13 in the left lane, north of Line Road.

Police said the 33-year-old pedestrian, who was attempting to cross U.S. 13 in a westerly direction, proceeded directly into the path of the Honda and was struck by the car’s front left bumper.

After being thrown onto the hood of the car the pedestrian came to rest in the grass median of U.S. 13. The Honda continued northbound for a short distance before coming to a stop in the grass median, police said. There are no crosswalks in the area where the collision took place.

The pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing and not carrying a light, was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said impairment on his behalf is undetermined and identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Honda was properly restrained and was not injured. Impairment was not a factor on his behalf.

The northbound lanes of U.S. 13 were closed for about three-and-a-half hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. A. Mitchell of the Sussex County Collision Reconstruction Unit at (302) 703-3267.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Reach the Delaware State News newsroom at newsroom@newszap.com

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