UPDATED: Pedestrian Struck, Killed Outside Rehoboth on Coastal Highway

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UPDATED – 9PM – Delaware State Police have identified the pedestrian who died in a crash early Sunday morning at approximately 12:16 on Coastal Highway (Route 1) south of Church Street west of Rehoboth Beach, as 40 year old Martir Santiago of Rehoboth Beach. The crash remains under investigation.

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UPDATED – 9:30am – Route 1 northbound in Rehoboth Beach was closed for over three hours after pedestrian was struck just after midnight in the area of Church Street by a fully marked State Trooper who was responding to a call.  Police say the 40 year old man was crossing Route 1 from the east and was struck by the trooper in the left lane.  The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene – he had no light or reflective clothing and was not in a marked crosswalk – impairment on his behalf is not known.  The trooper was not injured and has been placed on administrative leave.  The crash remains under investigation.

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Northbound Coastal Highway is closed outside of Rehoboth after a pedestrian was struck and killed around 12:17 a.m. Sunday near Church Street.

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The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is roughly the same area where another pedestrian had been killed in the southbound side on May 18.

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WGMD/WGMD.com will continue to update this breaking story as info becomes available.