Delaware State Police

06/21/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/21/2024 09:08

State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash Near Milton

Date Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2024

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred early this morning near Milton that left one woman dead.

On June 21, 2024, at approximately 12:15 a.m., a Nissan Altima was driving northbound in the right lane on Coastal Highway, north of Oyster Rocks Road. At the same time, a Dodge Charger was stopped on the shoulder of Coastal Highway northbound, north of Oyster Rocks Road. The preliminary investigation revealed that a passenger of the Charger was out of the car, looking for her cell phone. While she was looking for her cell phone, she stepped in the roadway, into the Nissan's path of travel. As a result, the front of the Nissan hit the pedestrian.

The pedestrian, an 18-year-old woman from Linwood, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until her family is notified.

The driver of the Nissan, a 34-year-old woman from Dover, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal J. Smith at (302) 703-3267. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime, or you have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].


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