23-year-old Chaqui Batson of Dover was killed walking on US 13 north of Barney Jenkins Road. He was dressed in dark clothes.
UPDATE: Officials identified 23-year-old Chaqui Batson of Dover, killed in the crash.
The state police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred Sunday, December 2, at 8:14 p.m. when a 2018 Nissan Murano was southbound on S. Dupont Hwy (US 13) in the left lane north of Barney Jenkins Road.
A pedestrian was walking south in the left lane north of Barney Jenkins Road when he was struck by the Murano. After impact, the pedestrian was thrown onto the southbound shoulder where he came to rest on the edge of the roadway.
The driver, a 24-year-old male from Salisbury, Maryland, was properly restrained and not injured.
The pedestrian, a 23-year-old male from Dover, was wearing all dark clothing without any type of reflective material and not carrying a flashlight. He was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.