Police probe pedestrian’s fatal accident

posted Sat, Dec 6, 2008

Daily Local

LONDON GROVE — State police continue to investigate a traffic accident that took the life of a 67-year-old man.

Donald Yeager of Avondale was hit by a car Thursday evening while attempting to cross Route 41 while carrying groceries. The accident happened about 5 p.m. just south of Baltimore Pike.

Police said Richard R. Wilson, 81, of Millville, was driving south on Route 41 when Yeager was attempting to cross Route 41 from the northbound to the southbound side.

Yeager was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Wilson and his female passenger were uninjured.

State Trooper Corey Monthei said Friday a preliminary investigation indicated neither speed nor drunken driving were factors in the crash, and no charges have been filed.

"The accident investigation is ongoing, but all indicators are that it appears to be a very tragic accident," Monthei said.

Monthei said the spot where Yeager attempted to cross lacks a crosswalk and it was not at an intersection.

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