Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a Freightliner concrete pumper truck that happened Tuesday afternoon in Lewes.
Troopers say the crash happened around 12:57 p.m. in the area of Hazlett Road within the Governors development. Authorities say the pumper truck was stopped while crews with another company worked on a manhole cover in the roadway. One worker was in the sewer while the other was standing at the top as a spotter. For unknown reasons, the truck driver failed to observe the spotter near the open manhole cover and the spotter failed to notice the driver backing up. The right rear tires of the truck struck the pedestrian, fatally injuring him. The 29-year-old man from Georgetown has not been identified as notification of next of kin is pending.
The truck’s operator, a 43-year-old Lewes man was wearing a seat belt at the time and was not injured.
Troopers say their investigation is ongoing, with the assistance of the Collision Reconstruction Unit. If you witnessed the accident, you can contact Delaware State Police at (302) 739-5901.