55-year-old woman killed while walking on South Dupont Highway in Felton Wednesday night

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A 55-year-old woman from Harrington was killed late Wednesday night while walking on South Du Pont Highway near Peach Basket Road in Felton, according to Delaware State Police.

State police said that the woman was struck by a 17-year-old driver from Harrington who was heading south in the left lane of South Du Pont Highway at around 11:12 p.m. The 55-year-old woman was in the middle of the lane just north of Peach Basket Road, police said, and was hit by the front bumper of the 17-year-old's car.

The pedestrian – whom police said was wearing dark clothes and not carrying any light – was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not injured, according to police.

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The area of South Du Pont Highway southbound near Peach Basket Road was closed for three hours, police said, and Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit is still investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. Joseph Lane at 302-698-8457 or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: 55-year-old woman fatally struck by car in Felton Wednesday night