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Milford Beacon
  • UPDATE: Milford man dead after being hit by car on U.S. Route 113

  • A 60-year-old Milford man is dead after being hit by car while attempting to cross U.S. Route 113 on foot early Saturday morning.
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  • A 60-year-old Milford man is dead after being hit by car while attempting to cross U.S. Route 113 on foot early Saturday morning.
    George Henderson was struck while walking in the left southbound lane of the highway in front of McDonalds, just after midnight, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    Henderson was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Police reported Saturday afternoon that he died as a result of his injuries.
    Police said Henderson was wearing dark clothing when he was hit by the front left corner of a 2013 Nissan Altima driven by 30-year-old Rossini I. Yen of Astoria, N.Y.
    Henderson also reportedly was under the influence of alcohol when the crash occurred.
    The southbound lanes of U.S. Route 113 were closed in the area of the collision for nearly three hours while troopers investigated the crash and cleared the scene.
    The investigation is ongoing, Fournier said.
    “Troopers remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways,” he said, in a release issued about 6 a.m. Saturday. “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.”

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