Seaford man killed in pedestrian crash

Update 12/10/22:

Delaware State Police have identified the victim as Clifton Shelton, 52, of Seaford, Delaware.


SEAFORD, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that happened Thursday night in the Seaford area.

At around 8:20 p.m., police say a gray 2013 Dodge Caravan was traveling in the left lane of eastbound Norman Eskridge Highway, having just passed through the intersection at North Front Street. At the same time, a 52-year-old man was walking from an unknown direction in the left lane of eastbound Norman Eskridge Highway. According to police, the man a not using a designated crosswalk, carrying a light, or wearing any reflective clothing. The Caravan hit the pedestrian as a result.

The 52-year-old Seaford man was taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Caravan, a 62-year-old Laurel man, and the passenger, a 39-year-old Laurel man, were both wearing their seatbelts. Neither was injured.

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