Princess U. Ibekaku, 24 of Wilmington, pronounced dead at Christiana Hospital
The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed on Concord Pike north of Wilmington Wednesday morning.
Preliminary investigation has determined that the crash occurred this morning, Wednesday, August 27, at approximately 8:10 a.m. as Taleah N. Everett, 24, of Wilmington, was operating a 2010 Dodge Avenger and was traveling northbound in the left hand lane of US Rt. 202 (Concord Pike) approaching the intersection of the Rocky Run Parkway.
As Everett reached the intersection her vehicle struck Princess U. Ibekaku, 29, of Wilmington, who had just exited a DART bus and was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of US Rt. 202 in a westbound direction. The investigation further revealed that Ibekaku was attempting to cross in a designated crosswalk; however, she failed to realize that the traffic signal for northbound Rt. 202 was green and thus was struck by Everett’s vehicle. Ibekaku was thrown to the grown and came to rest in the right hand lane of northbound Rt. 202. Everett stopped her vehicle in the left hand lane of Rt. 202.
Princess Ibekaku was transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where she was pronounced dead. Taleah Everett, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was not injured.
No charges are expected to be filed; however, this crash remains under investigation.
US Rt. 202 northbound south of the Rocky Run Parkway was closed for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.