A 24-year-old Wilmington woman was killed Monday, Dec. 17 when she walked in the path of a car on Kirkwood Highway near Newark.


A 24-year-old Wilmington woman was killed Monday, Dec. 17 when she walked in the path of a car on Kirkwood Highway near Newark.

Ashley Vadala died early Tuesday, Dec. 18 from her injuries. Police said Vadala had been drinking and using drugs when she tried to cross the highway just before 7:30 p.m. and walked into the path of a 1996 Ford Probe.

The Probe, driven by 56-year-old Richard McDowell, was in the left lane driving west near Brewster Drive when the crash occurred.

McDowell and his wife, who was a passenger, were not injured.