Delaware Police Beat: Walking across I-95 fatal to John Manista; made suicide references on Facebook


Delaware Police BeatWilmington- The male pedestrian who was struck and killed in the fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred on I-95 in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, has been positively identified as John Manista, 35, of Delaware City, DEL.

The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash which has left a male pedestrian dead that occurred early this morning in Wilmington.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred this morning, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at approximately 12:18 a.m., as an unidentified male pedestrian was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of I-95 approaching Martin Luther King Boulevard, in Wilmington. As he entered into the right hand lane, the pedestrian was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Impala, which was being operated by Robin D. Hughes, 22, of Wilmington, DE. The force of the impact caused the pedestrian to be thrown to the roadway. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene by responding Emergency Medical Services personnel. The male victim’s body was then turned over to the Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy will be conducted and attempts to identify him were made.

After the impact Robin Hughes was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop on the shoulder of the roadway. Neither he, nor a 24 year old male passenger in his car, where injured.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit. The right hand lane of southbound I-95 and the exit to Martin Luther King Boulevard were closed for approximately 3 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Facebook page for John Manista made repeated references to being homeless but evidently not phoneless. He offered several postings to the world showing he was likely to commit suicide:

“Don’t you hate female’s that lie about everything I give them an they throw back in my face im to old for kids games im looking for a wife that player s***is for kids im grown im looking for a family not a easy piece wow my heart stays broke is there any women out there willing to pick up the pieces and make me whole again I promise im worth it if you give me chance I’ll show you that im the best man a real woman can have I want nothing more than to make you happy”

Another “Friend” replied:

Fix yourself be for you go f****** up someone else’s life. Manista it is not a woman’s responsibility to pick up your pieces. Not only that but you sound like a total nut soliciting a woman on your Facebook wall

“I ask myself constantly why do people do this to me I just wanted a wife and kids now I have no one. I don’t have family friends or a girl ive never felt so worthless and alone”

“Wow people have f***** me over so much ive been sitting here all day crying im really trying to come up with a reason my so called fiance did things to me that was so nasty that I just cant believe the I just wanted a family and a wife she was all I had I cant believe this why does god hate me so much”

“yo what the f*** came home to this bulls*** wow im on the street back against the wall lost everything I got one foot in the grave wheres my friends at”

Another Friend wrote on his page:

“It’s not just a are alone and thats how you deserve to be. Good thing Chrissy got smart and dumped your worthless ass before you cost her all she cared about in this world. You will never find anyone to take you bc ungrateful scum don’t deserve happy endings!”

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