Delaware Driver Accused of Killing Man, Injuring Another While Drunk

A Delaware man was arrested after he allegedly struck and killed a man and injured another while driving drunk. 

On Sunday around 1 a.m., Stephen Daverio, 19, of Avondale, Pennsylvania, Kevin Wiercyski, 20, of Wilmington, Delaware and four other friends were walking on Milltown Road in Wilmington. As they were walking, Daverio and Wiercyski were struck by a 2009 Nissan Altima that was traveling south on Milltown.

Both men were taken to Christiana Hospital. Daverio was later pronounced dead while Wiercyski was treated for minor injuries and released.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the striking vehicle, identified as Robert Hickson, 55, of Newark, Delaware, was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, according to police. Hickson was taken into custody. The charges against him are pending.

Officials continue to investigate the accident. If you have any information on the crash please call the New Castle County Police Traffic Services Unit at (302) 395-3604.

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