Pedestrian killed, motorcycle crashes minutes later

July 16, 2010 12:37:25 PM PDT
Separate crashes in Delaware have left one person dead and two others injured.

It all happened Friday morning on U.S. Route 13.

The first collision occurred about 8:30 a.m. when a vehicle traveling in the northbound lanes hit a 37-year-old male pedestrian in the roadway.

Police say the victim was standing on the right shoulder of the northbound side of Route 13, and appeared to hesitate to cross the road.

When the light turned green for Route 13, the man entered the road and appeared to weave in between cars.

He entered the left-hand lane and was hit by a car driven by a 17-year-old girl.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is not being released until family members can be notified.

The 17 year-old was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. Police say she was not under the influence.

About two minutes later, police say a motorcycle with two people on board, traveling in the southbound lanes in the area of the fatal accident, rear-ended the vehicle in front of it.

The driver, John Navert, 44, and passenger Christina Lopresti, 42, were taken to a hospital. Police say Lopresti was wearing a helmet while Navert was not.

Investigations into both crashes continue.


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