Woman struck, killed on U.S. 13 is identified

U.S. 13 at Roberts Avenue near Camden (Photo: Google maps)

CAMDEN, DELAWARE (4/4/2017) A woman walking across South DuPont Highway (U.S. 13) died after being struck by three vehicles on Monday night north of Camden, the Delaware State Police reported this morning.

The pedestrian collision happened about 9:40 p.m. in the northbound lanes just south of Roberts Avenue.

The woman, identified later as Brenda J. Williams, 62, of Dover, was walking west near the center of the left lane when she was struck by the passenger-side mirror of a 2015 Jeep Compass.

“The pedestrian slid down the right side of the Jeep before falling into the roadway where she was struck by a 2006 Pontiac G6 and a 2007 Honda Civic that were traveling northbound on U.S. 13 a few car lengths behind the Jeep,” Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

All three vehicles came to a stop at the scene. None of the drivers were injured.

Fournier said Williams was wearing dark clothing and not carrying a flashlight. There is no crosswalk in the unlit area. 

She was pronounced dead at the scene by Kent County paramedics.

Fournier said neither alcohol, drugs nor speed appeared to be factors, although police are still investigating.

Northbound lanes of U.S. 13 were closed about 3.5 hours.