State Police Investigating a Pedestrian Killed by a Train Near Newark

The Delaware State Police are investigating a man hit and killed by a train near Newark last night.

On April 11, 2024, at approximately 5:15 p.m., a CSX train was traveling from New York to Washington, D.C., in the area of 4949 Ogletown Stanton Road in Newark. At the same time, a man was walking on the outside of the railroad tracks with his back to the oncoming train. The preliminary investigation suggests, the man did not move from the track area after the train operator blew the horn. As a result, the front of the train hit the man.

The victim, a 54-year-old man from Smyrna, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this incident. Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Detective E. Berkenbush by calling (302) 660-3752. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime, or you have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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