Police: Man facing 13 charges for driving on sidewalk, killing 78-year-old pedestrian

WYOMING, Del. – Delaware State Police say a man was arrested for fleeing the scene of a fatal hit and run, on Saturday night.

Investigators say the incident happened at 8:32 p.m. near Front Street and North Layton Avenue in Wyoming. Bradford Husfelt was reportedly driving a blue Dodge Neon was he tried to pass a car on the right side. According to officials, the 26-year-old drove onto the sidewalk and partially on someone’s front yard. Police say he hit landscape timber and kept driving on the sidewalk before hitting a 78-year-old pedestrian.

Spray paint from the crash reconstruction on Front Street near North Layton Avenue

Husfelt allegedly drove away and was found at his house in the 100 block of Center Street. Police say his car was found at the house under a car cover.

The 26-year-old was arrested without incident and brought back to Troop 3 where a DUI investigation ensued. Husfelt was charged with the following:

  • Manslaughter recklessly caused death of another person
  • Leaving scene of a collision resulting in death
  • Hindering prosecution
  • Driving while suspended or revoked
  • Reckless driving
  • Criminal mischief
  • Driving a vehicle under the influence of drug
  • Operation of an unregistered motor vehicle
  • Driving off roadway
  • Drive motor vehicle on sidewalk or bike path prohibited
  • Cars involved in death remain at scene for the arrival of police
  • Failure to report an collision resulting in injury or death
  • Following a motor vehicle too closely

The 78-year-old male pedestrian from Wyoming was brought to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he died from his injuries. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Husfelt was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $58,650.00 cash only bond. The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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