Police identify construction worker killed on I-95

Scene of fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 95 (Photo: Delaware Free News)
Scene of fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 95 (Photo: Delaware Free News)

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (5/17/2016) A construction worker killed when he was struck by a minivan on Interstate 95 was identified this morning by Delaware State Police.

The pedestrian accident happened about 7:30 p.m. Monday on the bridge over the Brandywine.

Police said Aleksandr Y. Mitishov, 36, was struck just after he left the driver’s seat of a 2014 Ford F-350 that was parked on the right shoulder of northbound I-95.

An employee of Enterprise Flasher Co. of Wilmington, he was preparing to set up construction warning signs and was wearing a reflective vest when he stepped into the right-hand travel lane.

Mitishov was then struck by the right front of a 1998 Nissan Quest, driven by Victor M. Sitiriche, 35, of Wilmington, , police said.

The impact sent Mitishov into the air and he landed in the right travel lane just north of his parked truck.

He was treated at the scene by New Castle County paramedics and then taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Stanton, where he later died.

Sitiriche, who brought the minivan to a stop on the shoulder, and his five passengers were not injured. Police said all were wearing seat belts.

Police are still investigating the crash but said alcohol is not being considered a factor.

Northbound traffic was restricted to a single lane for about three hours.