Delaware Firefighter Fatally Struck

25-year old volunteer struck while assisting a motorist

Bill Carey
23 August 2021

WILMINGTON, Delaware – A 25-year-old volunteer firefighter was fatally struck while assisting a motorist on Interstate 95 in Delaware on Sunday.

In a Facebook post the Wilmington Manor Fire Company stated that at approximately 4;15 a.m. Firefighter Cecelia Escobar-Duplan had come upon a vehicle that had spun out on I-95 at the Delaware Avenue off-ramp and was attempting to assist the driver when she was struck by a passing vehicle.

Firefighter Escobar-Duplan was transported to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Police told DelawareOnline that the other driver “was unable to perceive the collision ahead due to lighting and weather conditions.”

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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