Pedestrian struck near Delaware City was 37-Year-Old Philadelphia Woman

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The female pedestrian, who was later identified as as Jade Lassiter, 37, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was not carrying any lighting device and was not utilizing a crosswalk at the time of the incident, police said.

DELAWARE CITY (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A 37-Year-Old Philadelphia woman was struck and killed on South Dupont Highway near Delaware City early Sunday morning, Delaware State Police said in a news release.

Police say on June 19, 2022 at approximately 12:31 a.m., a white 2014 Chevrolet Cruze was traveling northbound on South Dupont Highway just north of the intersection at Mid-County Drive. A 37-year-old female pedestrian from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was crossing South Dupont Highway from west to east and entered into the path of the Cruze. As a result, police say the right front of the Cruze struck the pedestrian in the roadway.

Both the operator, a 24-year-old woman from Wilmington, DE, and the passenger, a 24-year-old woman from Middletown, DE, were properly restrained. Neither individual requested medical attention at the scene, police said.

The female pedestrian, who was later identified as as Jade Lassiter, 37, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was not carrying any lighting device and was not utilizing a crosswalk at the time of the incident, police said. She sustained critical injuries and was transported via ambulance to an area hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased. 

No other injuries were reported. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal J. Breen by calling 302-834-2620. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police, by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.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 need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov

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