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Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle 10-14-15

Complaint # 50-15-30391

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 13th at 8:47PM

Location:   Southbound side of North DuPont Hwy., in front of 1380 North DuPont Hwy.

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle that occurred on Tuesday evening. At approximately 8:47PM, Dillard Stevens (47) attempted to walk westbound across North DuPont Highway in the area of 1380 North DuPont Highway.  Stevens, who was not using a crosswalk or intersection to cross, walked in front of a 2001 Ford Taurus which was traveling southbound in the left travel lane.  Stevens was struck by the Taurus, causing fatal injuries.  Stevens was provided first aid and emergency medical treatment, but later died as a result of his injuries at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  It is suspected that the pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.  No charges are pending against the driver of the vehicle.