Georgetown man struck by car succumbs to injuries

GEORGETOWN – A 23-year-old Georgetown man critically injured Monday night when he was struck by a car on U.S. 113 died Wednesday from his injuries.

Dimitri Rich, admitted to Christiana Hospital in critical condition following the incident, succumbed to injuries  Oct. 25, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Town of Georgetown police, with assistance of the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, are investigating the motor vehicle crash which occurred on South DuPont Highway around 9:50 p.m. Oct. 23.

Mr. Rich of Georgetown was transported to Beebe Hospital with significant traumatic injuries. Once stabilized, he was transferred to Christiana Hospital and admitted in critical condition.

Investigation revealed a 27-year-old Dagsboro woman was southbound on U.S. 113 when Mr. Rich walked into the southbound lane into the path of her 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. The pedestrian was struck by the front of the Cavalier.

The driver of the car was not injured. Drug or alcohol involvement is not considered to be a factor on the driver’s part, Det. Melvin said.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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