Car Strikes, Kills Man Crossing Road

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    Delaware State Police say a Philadelphia man was killed when he was hit by a car while crossing a highway in New Castle.

    Police say the 33-year-old man was running across southbound U.S. Route 13 from the median on Sunday night around 10:20 when he was hit. The driver of the 2004 Lexus 330 swerved left to avoid the man, but police say the front of the car hit him.

    The man was pronounced dead on the scene. Police are not releasing his name, pending notification of next of kin.

    Police say the driver, 47-year-old Clifton Crawford of NEw Castle, suffered a minor injury, but did not require immediate medical treatment.

    The collision reconstruction unit is investigating the crash.

    Police had a warning for people crossing roads:

    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 or light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians who are walking at night must carry a flashlight for added safety.

     


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