Driver outside of car struck on southbound lanes of I-95 in Claymont, Delaware

CLAYMONT, Delaware (WPVI) -- A pedestrian was struck on I-95 in Delaware Monday morning.

It happened around 1:45 a.m. on the side of the southbound lanes of I-95 in Claymont.

Police said the driver of a 2008 black Chevrolet Suburban stopped his car in the right lane of the highway, exited the vehicle, and stood outside of the driver-side door.

A 2015 U-Haul Moving Truck was also traveling Southbound I-95, just south of Harvey Rd in the right lane. Police said as the U-Haul truck approached the stopped vehicle in the right lane, the operator attempted to maneuver to the left lane to avoid the collision but ultimately struck the man.

Officials said the crash sent the truck across the lanes of I-95, with it ultimately flipping over before coming to a stop.

Delaware State Police said the operator of the Suburban, a 39-year-old male from Wilmington, was pronounced dead at the collision scene. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Accident investigators remained on the scene for approximately 4.5 hours after the crash, with the southbound lanes of the highway remaining closed until just before 8 a.m.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.
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