Funkstown man killed in Delaware

June 07, 2005|by PEPPER BALLARD

A Funkstown man was killed Saturday night in Dover, Del., when he was struck by a car traveling on a highway he attempted to cross, Dover Police Department Capt. Lester Boney said Monday.

Robert Davis, 43, of 43 Frederick Road in Funkstown, was killed at about 11:23 p.m. Saturday when he was struck by a car traveling north on U.S. 13 near Dover Downs International Speedway, Boney said.

Boney said U.S. 13 is a six-lane highway.

No charges were pending against the driver of the car, Boney said.

Preliminary autopsy results indicated Davis died from multiple fractures due to blunt-force trauma, Boney said.

Davis' blood-alcohol content was measured at .386 - more than four times the legal limit in Maryland - Boney said.

"It appears he ran right out in front of the vehicle," Boney said.

Boney said the area from which he ran is mainly used by campers.

"It appears he was staying at a camper with some friends," Boney said.

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