UPDATED & Breaking: Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Auto on Coastal Highway in Dewey


UPDATED 7/25/22 – 9:30am – Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Sunday, July 24 in the Dewey Beach area as 43 year old Sidney Wolf, of Clarksburg, Maryland.

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UPDATED 7/24/22 – 9:45am – A crash on Route 1 in Dewey Beach is under investigation by Delaware State Police. Police say 6 people hired a Lyft, but got into an argument with the driver while southbound on Route 1 near Anchors Way in Dewey Beach. Police say the driver stopped in the driving lane and told the 6 to get out. A southbound Corolla driven by a 27 year old man spotted the stopped vehicle in the roadway and changed lanes, but didn’t see one of the Lyft passengers standing in the roadway – and struck the pedestrian. The driver of the Corolla stopped – the driver of the Lyft vehicle – which was possibly a white Honda Pilot – left the scene. A 43 year old man from Clarksburg, MD was pronounced dead at the scene – the other 5 passengers were not injured. Police still have not identified the driver of the Lyft vehicle. If you have information – contact Troop 7 or Crime Stoppers.

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State troopers are on the scene of a fatal pedestrian struck on southbound Coastal Highway south of Conquest Road which was reported around 1:40 a.m. Sunday. This is between Dewey and the Indian River Inlet.

The pedestrian, reported to be an adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Coastal Highway is currently closed in both directions.