Troopers investigate fatal pedestrian crash in Rehoboth Beach
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that happened late Friday night involving a pedestrian.
Police say the incident happened around 11:09 PM, when a 1993 Oldsmobile sedan was traveling southbound on Coastal Highway in the left lane approaching the area of Rehoboth Avenue Extended. The pedestrian was reportedly walking east to west from the northbound lanes, not in a designated crosswalk and walked directly in front of the Oldsmobile. As a result, the pedestrian was struck by the Oldsmobile.
Police say the driver of the Oldsmobile, a 42-year-old male from Mohnton, PA had his seat belt on and was not injured.
The pedestrian, a 56-year-old male from Rehoboth Beach, DE was wearing dark clothing with no reflective material and was not carrying a light. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is still investigating this incident.