Georgetown woman dies while crossing Route 113

July 13, 2019

A 28-year-old Georgetown woman was killed July 11 after police say she crossed Route 113 and was struck by a car.

Takeyia Hobbs was crossing the southbound lanes of Route 113 near Ennis Street at 9:10 p.m. when she walked directly into the path of a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle and was struck, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police. The driver of the Volkswagen, a 21-year-old woman from Arnold, Md., was unable to avoid the collision, Jaffe said. The driver was properly restrained, uninjured and she remained at the scene, Jaffe said.

The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk, and she was wearing dark clothing and not carrying a light. She was pronounced deceased at the scene; her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, Jaffe said.

The southbound lanes of Route 113 were closed for about three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.


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