UPDATED: Delaware State Police Investigating a Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Townsend; Victim Identified


UPDATED – 12/01/23 – Delaware State Police have identified 21-year-old Rosemith Delice of Townsend as the woman who died in a pedestrian crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Townsend.


ORIGINAL STORY – 11/30/23 – The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Townsend that left one woman dead. Police say a pedestrian wearing dark clothing was in the southbound lanes of Dupont Parkway near Main Drive in Townsend. The area is dark and does not have street lighting. A vehicle was approaching the intersection and hit the pedestrian, who was then struck by two other vehicles that were in the left southbound lane of Dupont Parkway shortly behind the first one. The pedestrian, a 21-year-old woman from Townsend, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until her family and relatives are notified. Meanwhile, the driver of first vehicle– a 39-year-old Dover woman, as well as the other drivers–a 49-year-old Townsend man and a 51-year-old Smyrna woman, were not injured.

Additional Information from Delaware State Police:

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Sergeant J. Jefferson by calling (302) 365-8484. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov