Pedestrian struck and killed Wednesday night as he walked into the path of a 2012 Porche Panamera near New Castle

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Delaware State Police say they are investigating a pedestrian struck on 273 at the Route 1 By-pass ramps. The infamous intersection is known to clog up rush hour traffic and is a prime accident spot.

NEW CASTLE (DE): Police say a 36-year-old man was struck and killed by a 2012 Porche Panamera around 11:15 Wednesday night.

Police identified him Friday morning as 36-year-old Agustin Garcia Maldonado of New Castle and said he died at the scene.

Investigators say, a 2012 Porche Panamera, operated by a 30-year-old Wilmington woman, was traveling westbound on 273 entering the right turn lane for the ramp to Delaware State Route 1 northbound.

At the same time, a 36-year-old male pedestrian of New Castle entered the right turn lane from the north edge of roadway into the path of the Porsche. Investigators say, as a result the front right of Porsche collided with the pedestrian.

Police say the operator of the Porche was able to come to a controlled stop in the right turn lane several feet after impact and was not injured during the collision.

The pedestrian was treated by New Castle County Paramedics and transported to a local hospital.

Police say the roadway was closed for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

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The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Cpl. Forester of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365.8485.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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