Milton crash leaves man in critical condition

MILTON – The Delaware State Police investigated a serious motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck which occurred last night south of Milton.

The preliminary investigation has determined the crash occurred on April 5 at approximately 9:37 p.m., as a 2005 Honda Accord, operated by Robert Gedeon, 46 of Lincoln, was traveling southbound on Gravel Hill Road, (SR 30) south of Sand Hill Road in Milton. For unknown reasons, Aaron M. Patrycia, 30 of Georgetown, was walking in the south bound lane, south of the vehicle, in an unknown direction.

As a result, the right front of the vehicle struck Mr. Patrycia in the south bound travel lane. Mr. Patrycia came to rest in the south bound travel lane next to the west side of the roadway just south of the area of the impact. Mr. Gedeon was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop at the scene.

Mr. Patrycia was transported by EMS to the Beebe Hospital where he was treated. He was later flown to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted in critical condition. This collision occurred at night with no artificial illumination of this area of the roadway. Mr. Patrycia was not in possession of any type of light at the time of the collision.

Mr. Gedeon was wearing a seat belt and not injured.  The roadway in the area of the crash was closed for approximately three hours as the collision was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.

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