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Pedestrian struck, killed trying to cross highway in New Castle, Delaware


NEW CASTLE, Delaware — Delaware State Police say a woman was struck and killed when she tried to cross a highway in New Castle.

It happened about 12:35 p.m. Friday on South DuPont Highway. Troopers say 67-year-old Joanne M. Johnson of New Castle was crossing the northbound lanes when she walked into the path of a minivan.

Police say Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the minivan, 51-year-old Kasim Onal of New Castle, and his two passengers were not injured.

Troopers say Johnson was not in a marked crosswalk. No charges have been filed.

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