Trip to visitation at funeral home fatal for man crossing street

DOVER, DEL. (Sept. 30, 2014) — Dover Police report that a 51 year-old man from Goldsboro, MD has died after being struck by a vehicle on Friday evening as he was crossing a street to get to a funeral home.

Bruce Johnson, 51, attempted to cross West Division Street to get to the Bennie Smith Funeral Home (walking northbound) and stepped directly into the path of a 2008 Jeep Compass that was traveling eastbound on West Division Street.  The driver of the Jeep could not stop in time, and struck Johnson.  Johnson was taken to the Bayhealth Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Police report that there will be no charges filed against the driver and alcohol is not a factor in the accident.  No other injuries were reported by others involved in the accident.  Police are aware that several people witnessed the accident and are asking them to call 302-736-7122 ext. 7828 with any additional information.

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