Update #1 – Name Released – Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian

The victim of the fatal crash on February 6, 2019 on Woodlawn Avenue has been identified as 24 year-old Ken Fontal of Newark.  Fontal was jogging at the time of the crash.  The incident is still under investigation by the Newark Police Department Traffic Unit and no charges have been filed.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Cpl. R. Vernon at (302) 366-7100 x. 3452 or rvernon@newark.de.us.  Additional methods to provide information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page.

Original Press Release: Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian

Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian

On February 6, 2019, at 1957 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to Woodlawn Avenue, east of Capitol Trail, for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.  Responding officers found a male pedestrian in the roadway suffering from serious injuries.  The pedestrian was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians from Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company.  The male pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  The identity of the pedestrian is yet to be confirmed.

The Newark Police Department Traffic Unit responded to investigate the crash.  The preliminary investigation found that a 2008 Chrysler Sebring, operated by a 51 year-old male, was traveling westbound on Woodlawn Avenue and struck the pedestrian, who was in the middle of the roadway.  After the pedestrian was struck, the pedestrian was then struck a second time by a 2009 Kia Spectra, operated by a 58 year-old female.  The Kia was traveling eastbound on Woodlawn Avenue.  Both vehicles and operators remained at the scene following the crash.  Impairment is not believed to be a factor in this crash.

The operator of the Chrysler was also transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Woodlawn Avenue, between Capitol Trail and Poplar Avenue, was closed for about three hours while police investigated and cleared the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Cpl. R. Vernon at (302) 366-7100 x. 3452 or rvernon@newark.de.us.  Additional methods to provide information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page.

Woodlawn Avenue Closed Due to Serious Crash Involving a Pedestrian

Woodlawn Avenue, between Capitol Trail and Poplar Avenue, is currently closed due to a serious crash involving a pedestrian.

The Newark Police Department Traffic Unit is responding to assume the investigation.  Additional information will be released when available.