Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Sandtown – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has arrested a Felton man with the fatal hit and run of a pedestrian that occurred Tuesday night.
Nathan W. Jester Jr., 35 of Felton, was arrested at his residence Wednesday September 6, 2017 by detectives and transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Death and Failure to Report a Collision Resulting in Death. He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $4001.00 cash bond.
The incident occurred around 9:07 p.m. Tuesday September 5, 2017 as Roger L. Coberly Jr., 35 of Felton, was walking his dog westbound on the shoulder of Willow Grove Road (SR10) east of Sandtown Road. Nathan Jester was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt westbound on SR10 when he struck Coberly and threw him into a ditch on the north side of the roadway near his residence. Jester then continued westbound without stopping.
Roger Coberly was pronounced dead at the scene by Kent County Paramedics. His dog was able to run back to the residence and was uninjured.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier
Released: 090717 0905