Man Struck After Leaving Vehicle On Route 589

SHOWELL — A 58-year-old man was killed Friday night on Route 589 when he was struck by a vehicle after exiting his running Suburban in the travel lanes.

On Friday night, at about 8:30 p.m., a motor vehicle collision was reported to have occurred in the area of Route 589 north of Showell School Road. Upon the arrival of troopers, it was determined a pedestrian was struck and suffered critical injuries.
The pedestrian, Aaron Bernard Simon, was taken by ground to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin where he was pronounced dead soon after arrival.

Through the investigation, it was determined Simon was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Suburban southbound along Route 589 north of Showell School Road when, for an unknown reason, he stopped the vehicle in the travel portion of the roadway. Simon then exited the vehicle and began to walk south in the northbound travel lane. There were no street lights in the area, but Simon left his vehicle running and the headlights on with the hazard lights activated.
Mark Edward Iacona was driving a 2007 Cadillac Escalade northbound on Route 589 when he came upon the stopped Chevrolet. Iacona said he had slowed and moved slightly to the right because he did not know why the Chevrolet was stopped and he wanted to give the vehicle more room. Subsequently, he did not notice the pedestrian and the impact occurred. Evidence suggests the pedestrian was in the travel portion of the roadway when he was struck and not on the shoulder. There was no evidence of driver impairment on the part of Iacona.
Maryland State Police troopers responded, and SHA was called to assist with traffic detail. On-scene assistance was provided by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department. The investigation continues.