Car Strikes, Kills Woman; Closes Route 202 | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Car Strikes, Kills Woman; Closes Route 202



A woman exiting a bus was struck and killed Wednesday morning along Route 202 in Wilmington, Del. -- not far from Widener University's satellite campus.

Police say 29-year-old Princess Ibekaku had just gotten off a DART bus and was trying to cross the busy roadway near Rocky Run Parkway around 8:10 a.m. when she was hit by a Dodge Avenger driven by Taleah Everett, 24.

Ibekaku was rushed to Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where she was pronounced dead.

According to a preliminary investigation, the victim was to cross the street within a crosswalk, but failed to see that on-coming traffic had the right of way at the time.

Woman Hit by Car in Delaware

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Skyforce10 was over the scene where a woman was hit by a car Wednesday morning along Concord Pike. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014)

No charges are expected to be filed.

The northbound lanes of the roadway -- also known as Concord Pike -- were closed for more than two hours as authorities investigated. Drivers heading south on Route 202 also experienced delays.