State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Ellendale – Delaware State Police

by Danica Brendon

Title: Delaware State Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Ellendale

Date: Sunday, October 8th, 2023

Delaware State Police are currently investigating a tragic incident involving a fatal crash between a pedestrian and a vehicle in Ellendale last night. The incident occurred on October 7, 2023, at approximately 11:16 p.m. along Dupont Boulevard.

According to the preliminary investigation report, a 2005 Toyota Avalon was traveling southbound on Dupont Boulevard in the left southbound lane when the accident took place. At the same time, a separate vehicle was stopped at a red light in the westbound lane of Milton Ellendale Highway, while vehicles on Dupont Boulevard had the right of way.

Unfortunately, one of the passengers from the stopped vehicle exited and began walking westbound through the intersection. This individual unknowingly entered the path of the Toyota Avalon, which resulted in a collision between the pedestrian and the vehicle.

Regrettably, the pedestrian, identified as a 23-year-old man from Harrington, was pronounced dead at the scene. The authorities have decided to withhold his name until his family is properly notified. The driver of the Toyota Avalon, a 32-year-old man from Milton, sustained minor injuries during the crash.

In response to the incident, the roadway was temporarily closed for approximately three hours to allow investigators to thoroughly examine the crash site and remove any obstructions obstructing the road. The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit is actively investigating the incident and is urging anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward with information. Master Corporal K. Argo can be contacted at (302) 703-3264.

Furthermore, the Delaware State Police have provided alternative channels for reporting information about the accident. Witnesses can send a private message to the Delaware State Police through their Facebook page or provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

Victims, witnesses, and those in need of support in relation to this incident or any other crimes are encouraged to seek assistance from the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit or the Delaware Victim Center. The Victim Services Unit is available 24/7 via a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461) or through email at

The Delaware State Police are actively seeking cooperation from the public in order to aid their investigation into this tragic incident. By coming forward with any information, individuals can contribute to obtaining justice and preventing similar incidents from occurring in the future.

To access the official news post and additional news updates from the Delaware State Police, please visit their official website.

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