(Middletown, DE 19709) Today (Aug 29) at 0615 a.m., police officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to assist officers from the Middletown Police Department with a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Middletown Odessa Road (Rt. 299) east of Gloucester Blvd.

 Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 42-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a maroon Kia Sorento that was operated by another 42-year-old female.  The pedestrian was struck while attempting to cross rt 299  near the Dart Bus stop.

The pedestrian was then transported by Odessa Fire Company to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit responded to the area and assumed the investigation.  The investigation is still in its early stages.

While the investigation is still active, impairment does not appear to be a factor.

If you witnessed this crash or have any information about this investigation, please contact Detective Frye at Anthony.Frye@newcastlede.gov or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook @ New Castle County Division of Police.