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Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Tractor-Trailer In Delaware

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HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Hockessin when he ran into the road.

It happened about 1:10 a.m. Thursday on Lancaster Pike. Troopers say 18-year-old James Vandegrift of Hockessin ran from the sidewalk into the northbound lane. Officers say he was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by 40-year-old Ira Goldsborough of Vineland, N.J.

Vandegrift was pronounced dead at the scene. Goldsborough was not injured.

No charges have been filed. The accident is under investigation.

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