Pedestrian struck, killed by Greyhound bus in Delaware

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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Pedestrian struck

FRANKFORD, Del. -- Delaware State Police are investigating after a bus struck and killed a pedestrian walking on a road near Frankford.

Police say a Greyhound bus carrying 47 passengers was traveling north along US-113 near Frankford early Saturday morning. Police say a pedestrian was reported to be walking in the roadway.

The pedestrian was struck and severely injured. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say alcohol use by the pedestrian appears to be a factor. Police identified the pedestrian as 56-year-old Sylvester Bailey of Millsboro.

The driver brought the bus to a controlled stop. No one on the bus was injured.

Police say a Selbyville police officer was traveling behind the bus, searching for the pedestrian in the road. The officer says speed was not a factor in the crash.