NEW CASTLE, Delaware (WPVI) -- Delaware state police are investigating two deadly crashes in New Castle.
New Castle Avenue Crash
A pedestrian was struck and killed in front of the Route 9 Library and Innovation Center on the 3000 block of New Castle Avenue around 11:46 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say the 40-year-old man appeared to be impaired and walked directly into the path of a Jeep traveling on the roadway.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
"The pedestrian did not cross at a crosswalk, was wearing dark clothing, and was not carrying a light at the time of the collision. Impairment of the victim appears to be a factor," state police said.
Police say the driver of the Jeep stayed at the scene.
New Castle Avenue between West Avenue and Hillview Drive was closed for approximately three hours while the collision scene was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.
Route 13 Hit-and-Run
Just two hours earlier, a deadly hit-and-run crash happened on Route 13 and Second Avenue.
State police say an SUV and a motorcycle collided just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
The motorcyclist died at the scene.
Police say the driver of the other vehicle jumped out of the SUV and ran away.
Troopers want to hear from anyone with more information.