Driver fatally strikes 69-year-old, crashes into tree in Newark, police say
PHILADELPHIA - Police in New Castle County are investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian in Newark, authorities say.
According to police, the crash occurred at the intersection of Verbena Drive and Periwinkle Lake in Newark on Wednesday morning just after 7:30 a.m.
Police say officers responded to the Hitchens Farm community and learned a gray Subaru struck a 69-year-old man who was walking along Verbana Drive.
Investigators say after striking the pedestrian, the car continues and then crashed into a tree.
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Authorities say the 69-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Subaru, later identified as a 31-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital, according to officials.
The investigation is ongoing and active, police say.