LEWES, Del.— A 30-year-old Maryland woman died in Sunday’s early hours after being struck by a bus in Lewes.
Just after 1 a.m., Delaware State Police say a 2004 Ford E-450 bus was traveling west on John J. Williams Highway. The 58-year-old Rehoboth Beach driver approached the intersection at Warrington Road — but he wouldn’t see the pedestrian walking north across the highway.
Jennifer Hoffman stepped directly into the path of the bus, police said in a recent news release. Wearing dark clothes, nothing reflective and lacking a light, police said the Huntington, Maryland, resident was struck by the left side of the vehicle.
Hoffman was transported to Beebe Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, where she was later pronounced dead.
The bus carried one passenger. Neither the driver nor his passenger sustained injuries, according to police.
The crash is still under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. N. DeMalto of DSP by calling 302-644-5020. Information can also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online.