Despite the state’s efforts, another pedestrian was killed late last night in Laurel.
Delaware’s Office of Highway Safety recently launched a campaign warning pedestrians of the dangers of walking along state roads, particularly at night.
Sunday’s accident involved a pick-up truck and a pedestrian on Sussex Highway (US 13) north of Sycamore Road around 11:15 p.m.
Delaware State Police say John Wilson was driving northbound in a Chevy Silverado when a Hispanic male stepped onto the roadway in the truck’s path. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene; Wilson and his 21-year-old female passenger were not injured. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
DSP’s Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation of the incident.
To date, there have been 14 pedestrian deaths in the state this year, including this latest incident.