Pedestrian killed in accident near IR Inlet Bridge


A pedestrian was struck and killed in South of Dewey Beach near the Indian River Inlet Bridge late last night. Around 11:30 PM a box truck travelling southbound came upon a pedestrian walking down Coastal highway in the same direction. The driver did not see Joshua Covelli of Millsboro, who was wearing dark clothing with not reflective material, and struck him from behind. Covelli was taken to Beebe hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  All the southbound lanes were closed for 2 hours afterwards as a result of the accident. Police do not believe the truck driver was intoxicated, but are unsure if Covelli was under the influence. No Charges have been filed at this time.