Pedestrian dies in Felton crash late Wednesday


FELTON — A 55-year-old Harrington woman was killed in a crash while walking on U.S. 13 late Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.

The pedestrian was dressed in dark clothing and not carrying a light, Cpl. Pepper said. She was struck near the center of the left lane of the southbound side of the highway, just north of Peach Basket Road. The incident occurred at approximately 11:12 p.m.

Identification of the woman was pending notification of next of kin.

The vehicle that struck the woman continued on for a short distance before stopping, police said. Its 17-year-old driver was uninjured.

U.S. 13 was closed for approximately three hours for the crash investigation.

The Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl./3 Joseph Lane at 302-698-8457. Information may also be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers via 800-TIP-3333 or here.