72-year-old killed in fatal crash in Newark, Delaware: police

A 72-year-old man was killed Monday night in a vehicle collision in Newark, Delaware. 

Police have since identified the man as Newark resident Donald Johnson. 

The driver, a 61-year-old Wilmington woman, was driving east on East Chestnut Hill Road in a black 2019 Toyota Tundra just before 9 p.m. when police say Johnson crossed the road from the center median. 


Officials say the driver swerved but could not avoid striking Johnson, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The Toyota’s driver was not injured. 

Delaware Police closed the roadway for about three hours and are continuing to investigate the crash.