Pedestrian killed on I-95 struck by 4 vehicles

Pedestrian killed I-95
Fatal pedestrian accident closed southbound lanes of I-95 in Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (2/1/2015) A pedestrian killed while walking across I-95 in Wilmington on Saturday night was struck by four vehicles, state police said this morning.

The accident happened about 9:10 p.m. in the southbound lanes just north of Delaware Avenue.

The male pedestrian, who has not been identified, was attempting to cross in an easterly direction when he walked into the path of a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox in the left lane and was struck by the left side of the SUV, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said.

The pedestrian landed in the left lane and shoulder area.

The Equinox was driven by Robert Twaddell, 56, of Wilmington, Hale said.

The pedestrian then was hit by the left fender of a 2014 Nissan Altima, driven by Thomas Pawlikowski, 58, of Wilmington.

The pedestrian came to rest in the center lane of the highway and  was struck by a 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup, operated by John Kirsch, 17, of Middletown, and  a 2007 Subaru Impreza, which was driven by Charlotte Jordan, 25, of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.

All four vehicles came to controlled stops and no injuries to the drivers were reported.

The southbound lanes were closed about three hours as troopers investigated.