A 35-year-old pedestrian, identified as Greenwood resident Jesreal R. Jones, was killed in a fatal crash in Ellendale last evening, said Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
A 35-year-old pedestrian was killed in a fatal crash in Ellendale last evening, said Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as 38-year-old Lincoln resident Nyger Allah operated a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero northbound on U.S. Route 113 approaching East Robbins Road in Ellendale, Fournier said.
The victim, 35-year-old Greenwood resident Jesreal R. Jones, was standing in the right lane near the centerline when he was struck by the left front bumper of Allah’s car, was propelled up into the windshield before falling into the right travel lane, Fournier said.
Allah then brought his vehicle to a controlled stop in the roadway, Fournier said.
Passing motorists attempted CPR on Jones before he was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Allah was properly restrained and transported to Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Northbound lanes of U.S. Route 113 in the area of East Robbins Road were closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation of the accident.
“Troopers remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways,” Fournier said. “If you must cross a roadway utilize appropriate cross walks and make sure to look left, then right, then left again before proceeding. When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night must carry a flashlight for added safety.”