Driver charged with DUI after woman struck, killed in Bear, Delaware

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
Pedestrian struck

BEAR, Del. (WPVI) -- Delaware State Police say alcohol played a role in a deadly pedestrian crash.

It happened at 10:55 p.m. Saturday on Pulaski Highway (Route 40) in Bear.

Investigators say a woman was crossing the westbound lanes east of Quintilio Drive when she was hit by a 2009 Toyota Camry.

Police say the driver made a U-turn after hitting the woman and stopped in the left lane until they arrived.

Police say the victim was not in a crosswalk when she was struck and appeared to have been drinking.

Her body has been turned over to forensic experts as police work to determine her identity.

Police say the driver, 33-year-old Terry Berry of Newark, Del., was also intoxicated.

He has been charged with DUI and operating an unregistered vehicle.

US Rt. 40 westbound in the area of the crash was closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.