Car strikes, kills Georgetown woman crossing U.S. 113

December 24, 2020

A Georgetown woman was struck and killed Dec. 23 while crossing Route 113 in Georgetown.

The woman, 65, was trying to cross Route 113 about a quarter-mile south of Bedford Street at 6:20 p.m. when she was struck by a 2016 Ford Fusion driven by a Greenwood woman, 49, said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police.

The driver was unable to avoid the woman, striking her with the front left bumper within the left-hand travel lane, Pepper said. After impact, she said, the woman came to rest within the grassy median west of the roadway. The Fusion continued a short distance before coming to a controlled stop on the grassy median.

The woman sustained critical injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving, Pepper said. Identification of the victim is pending notification to next of kin.

The operator of the vehicle was not injured during the collision.

The northbound lanes of Route 113 were closed for about three hours while the crash was investigated and the roadway was cleared.

This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Cpl/3 Venero with Delaware State Police Troop 7 by calling 302-703-3267, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or


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