State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Newark

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Monday evening in Newark that left one woman dead.

On January 1, 2024, at approximately 6:38 p.m., a 2020 Jeep Compass was traveling in the single westbound lane on Old Baltimore Pike approaching Torrington Way. For reasons under investigation, a 63-year-old pedestrian wearing dark clothing and not carrying any type of reflective equipment was in the roadway in the Jeep’s path of travel. As a result, the pedestrian was struck by the Jeep in the westbound lane of Old Baltimore Pike.

The pedestrian, a woman from Newark, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Jeep, a 28-year-old woman from New Castle, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.


The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Corporal P. McAndrew by calling (302) 365-8486. 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 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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