Bus passenger killed in Philadelphia Pike pedestrian crash

A 27-year-old man died after being struck by a car on Philadelphia Pike in Holly Oak. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

HOLLY OAK, DELAWARE (12/22/2017) A 27-year-old Wilmington man was struck and killed while walking across Philadelphia Pike after getting off a DART bus, Delaware State Police reported Thursday.

The pedestrian fatality happened about 11 p.m. Tuesday just south of the Holly Hill Road intersection.

Police said James D. Phillips got off one bus on the northbound side of Philadelphia Pike, went around the front of the bus and was crossing to make a connection with another bus on the southbound side when he was killed.

Phillips ran into the path of a northbound 2012 Honda Civic, in the left lane, when he was struck by the right front of the car and vaulted over the roof.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Phillips was wearing dark clothing and wasn’t using a crosswalk.

The driver of the Honda, a 22-year-old man from Woodlyn, Pennsylvania, was not injured. Police did not release his name.

Police asked anyone with information on the crash to call Cpl. J. Breen at 302-365-8486.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.