Another pedestrian killed in Delaware

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.

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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.

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