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Deadly Pedestrian Crash in North Dover

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DOVER, Del.- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a deadly car crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early Monday night. 

Police say the incident happened around 8:30 p.m., as Kevin A. King, 22 of Dover was driving a 2012 Honda Accord southbound in the left lane on North Dupont Highway just south of Fork Branch Road. 
Robert H. Smith, 41 of Felton, was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of US13, when police say he entered the path of the southbound Honda and was struck with the left front bumper. Smith was thrown into the windshield and then into the center median.  
Police say the Honda came to an immediate controlled stop in the left lane after the impact.

According to police Robert Smith, who was carrying a small flashlight, was transported by EMS to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say it is unknown if the flashlight was functioning properly before the collision.  

The driver was properly restrained and was uninjured. Speed does not appear to be a  factor in this crash according to police.  

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. 

“Troopers remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways. If you must cross a roadway utilize appropriate cross walks and make sure to look left, then right, then left again before proceeding. When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night must carry a flashlight for added safety.”
 

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