OC Man Killed In Fenwick Crash

FENWICK — An Ocean City man perished in a vehicle-pedestrian collision early last Wednesday morning on Coastal Highway just north of neighboring Fenwick Island.

Around 3:20 a.m. last Wednesday, Delaware State Police responded to a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Route 1, or Coastal Highway, about a mile north of Fenwick Island. The investigation revealed a 2016 Jeep Patriot was traveling south on Coastal Highway in the right lane.

A pedestrian, later identified as Israel Jackson Kreger, 44, of Ocean City, was either walking or standing in the right lane facing south. The operator of the Jeep, a 23-year-old Georgetown, Del. man, was unable to avoid striking the victim, who was reportedly wearing all dark clothing and was not using a light.

The driver remained on scene and no charges have been filed. He sustained a minor injury, but declined medical treatment. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.