November 22, 2015
A woman was struck and killed by a car after exiting a vehicle on a Delaware highway early Sunday morning, and police say alcohol may have factored into the accident.
According to police, 30-year-old Kawana S. Perry got out of the car she was travelling in with her husband on I-495 near the southern I-95/I-295 split around 1:45 a.m.
The reason she left the vehicle is still unkown. Police say she began walking southbound on the highway.
Driving in the same direction in the left lane of I-495 was 22-year-old John A. Hutt of Pennsville, New Jersey.
Hutt, operating a 2010 Hyundai Elantra, struck Perry with the left front corner of his car, throwing her onto the shoulder of the road, according to authorities.
Hutt came to a controlled stop in the left lane of I-295. Police closed I-495 near the split for about two hours while responding to the incident.
Perry was taken to Christiana Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Hutt was not injured.
Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in Perry's decision to walk down the highway. Police are still investigating.