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Ocean City resident Israel Jackson Kreger, 44, died last Wednesday, Jan. 1, after he was struck by a car on Coastal Highway one mile north of Fenwick Island.

Israel Jackson Kreger, 44, pronounced dead at scene, incident under investigation

(Jan. 10, 2020) Ocean City resident Israel Jackson Kreger, 44, died last Wednesday, Jan. 1, after he was struck by a car on Coastal Highway one mile north of Fenwick Island.

Around 3:20 a.m., Delaware State Police said Kreger had been walking or standing in the right lane of the highway.

Kreger was apparently wearing dark clothing and did not carry a light.

A 23-year-old male from Georgetown, Delaware, allegedly did not see Kreger, and struck him with his 2016 Jeep Patriot.

The driver sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment, however, Kreger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case is under active investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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