Milford man struck, killed trying to cross Route 113

A Milford man has died after he was struck by a car while trying to cross Route 113.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred around 6 p.m., Friday as a 1994 Chrysler LHS, operated by an 80-year-old Seaford man, was headed southbound on Route 113 in the left lane, just south of Airport Rd.

A pedestrian, identified as 52 year old George A. Burton of Milford, was trying to cross the highway and walked directly into the path of the Chrysler.

The driver tried to brake but didn’t have enough time and struck the man, who was thrown onto the hood of the vehicle and then onto the pavement in left lane.

The pedestrian was struck by two additional vehicles which did not remain on scene; however, the Chrysler came to a controlled stop and remained on scene.

The investigation determined that the pedestrian was not wearing any reflective clothing, not carrying a light, and not utilizing a crosswalk. The area where he was attempting to cross has no overhead street lighting.

The victim was transported to a local hospital before being transferred to Christiana Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Police say impairment on his behalf is undetermined at this time.

The driver of the Chrysler was also transported to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Impairment on his behalf is not deemed a contributing factor in the crash, according to police.

Route 113 was closed for around four hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate on behalf of the Milford Police Department and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Sgt. J. Wheatley by calling (302) 698-8518 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.