Pedestrian Struck on Governor Printz early Thursday morning

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The pedestrian was not wearing any reflective clothing or carrying a lighted device police said and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Edgemoor (DE) By digital Staff: Delaware State Police are investigating an early Thursday morning pedestrian crash on Governor Printz Blvd that killed one person.

According to police, on September 9, 2021, at approximately 6:12 a.m., a 2019 Jeep Cherokee operated by a 79-year-old male from Claymont was traveling southbound in the left-thru lane of Governor Printz Boulevard approaching the intersection of Rysing Drive.

Police say at the same time, the 65-year-old male pedestrian was walking northbound, closest to the yellow fog line within the southbound left-thru lane. As the Jeep continued in the left lane, the front left struck the pedestrian. After the collision, the operator immediately pulled over to the shoulder and called 9-1-1.

The pedestrian was not wearing any reflective clothing or carrying a lighted device police said and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

Governor Printz Boulevard in the vicinity of Rysing Drive was closed to vehicular traffic for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation.

This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Sgt. D. Alexander by calling 302-365-8484. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a 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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at Debra.Reed@delaware.gov.

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