Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in a parking lot in Millsboro on Tuesday afternoon.
On November 8, 2022, at approximately 2:33 p.m., an 82-year-old Lewes man was pushing a shopping cart in a southbound direction through the parking lot of the Weis grocery store, located at 24832 John J. Williams Highway. At the same time, a red 2016 Toyota Corolla was traveling through the same lot in a westerly direction towards the victim. The driver of the Corolla, an 85-year-old man from Millsboro, failed to observe the pedestrian and struck him, causing him to fall to the ground.
The victim was transported via ambulance to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. The driver of the Toyota was not injured, and no other vehicles were involved in this incident.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Sergeant J. Burns by calling 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.