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Updated: Police ID Man Struck, Killed on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach

Posted: 10/25/2017 21:07:00 -04:00 Updated:

REHOBOTH, Del.- Delaware State Police say a 54-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a car Wednesday night on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach. 

Police said the incident occurred around 7:42 p.m. as a 66-year-old Millville man was operating a 2015 Mercedes-Benz in the center lane on southbound Coastal Highway in the area of Old Landing Road.  According to police, Irving T. Cannon, of Rehoboth Beach, was attempting to cross Coastal Highway when he walked directly into the path of the car.  Troopers said Cannon was forced up onto the hood and windshield before falling off in the middle of the far left lane on Coastal Highway.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Mercedes-Benz came to a controlled stop in the southbound shoulder, south of the collision and remained at the scene.  Police said the operator and passenger of the Mercedes-Benz were properly restrained and uninjured as a result of the crash. Alcohol/unsafe speed is not a factor on behalf of the driver, according to police.

Investigators said Cannon was wearing all dark clothing, none of which was reflective, and was not carrying a light or crossing in a crosswalk.  Alcohol is being considered as a factor on his behalf, according to police.

The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident and asks anyone with information to please contact Detective J. Burns at (302) 703-3266.  No charges have been filed at this time.

The southbound lanes of Coastal Highway in the area of Old Landing Road were closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

 

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