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Updated at 7:39pm on August 9th

The victim was struck on a sidewalk in front of Burger King on Philadelphia Pike. A 2014 Chrysler 200, driven by an 18-year-old man, from Claymont, was traveling northbound on Philadelphia Pike in the area of Princeton Avenue. For unknown reasons, his car drifted across the southbound lanes of Philadelphia Pike and then onto the sidewalk when he then struck the pedestrian, according to Troopers.

After being hit, the pedestrian was thrown into a retaining wall located on the Burger King property, where he came to rest.

The Chrysler continued in a northerly direction traveling up an embankment which caused it to overturn. The Chrysler remained in motion, striking a utility pole and a second embankment at which time it went airborne before coming to rest on its left side in the parking lot of a business located at 2999 Philadelphia Pike.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the vehicle was not injured.


Delaware State Police is investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Claymont overnight. It happened on northbound Philadelphia Pike in the area of Commonwealth Boulevard, just before 3 a.m. Friday.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that a resident near accident heard a noise ran outside and saw a person lying on the ground.

Police have not identified the victim.

This story is developing.