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State Police Targeting Pedestrian Safety on US 13 in Kent Co.

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CAMDEN, Del. (WBOC) - A dangerous portion of US 13 near Dover is getting extra attention from Delaware State Police in December.

There have been four pedestrian fatalities after being struck by vehicles along US 13 from Camden to Felton in the past three years. That includes one four weeks ago just south of the Dover city line.

A sign flashing "Caution, Caution, Caution. Peds crossing road" sits in almost the exact spot where that man was hit and killed in November. And it's only one of a number of signs reading the same thing from here near Rodney Village down to the area around the Walmart in Camden.

Anthony Brinkley walks along this stretch of road a lot. He says it's not safe.

"Not safe at all. If you don't look behind you, you won't see what's going to hit you," he said.

The Camden portion of US 13 is the most active part of Kent County for DSP when it comes to car crashes.

"We have a heavy volume of crashes that are occurring in that area, as well a lot of pedestrian traffic crossing the roadway in that area," said MCpl. Gary Fournier. "These signs are directed to the operators of motor vehicles to be on the lookout for pedestrians who may be crossing at somewhere other than a crosswalk."

Fournier says pedestrians need to be careful, too, especially at night. He says walk with a flashlight, cross at intersections only and walk against traffic.

Fournier says even though the signs are only along the Camden portion of US 13, the safety, enforcement and education zone runs all the way to Felton.

One of the four fatal crashes from the past three years along here was a hit-and-run. It happened in late February 2013. And it remains unsolved at this point. Anyone with information is urged to call Delaware State Police.

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