Dover woman struck and killed after walking into path of pickup

GEORGETOWN – A Dover woman was killed early Monday morning when she was struck by a pickup truck on U.S. 113.

Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said Jennifer L. Hughes, 44, was on the center median when she walked into the path of a 2007 GMC Sierra operated by Trevor W. West, 32, of Georgetown.

The pedestrian crash occurred about 4:30 a.m., Cpl. Fournier said.

Ms. Hughes, who was not crossing in a designated crosswalk and not carrying a flashlight, was transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Mr. West, who was properly restrained, was uninjured in the crash.

At the request of Georgetown Police Department, the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit was contacted to conduct the investigation into this incident.  Alcohol and speed do not appear to be a factor and no charges are expected to be filed, Cpl. Fournier said.

U.S.113 northbound between Bramhall Street and Bridgeville Road (SR18/404) was closed for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

State police remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways. 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/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night must carry a flashlight for added safety.

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