Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Seaford- The Delaware State Police have arrested 73-year-old George L. Smith of Seaford, DE in connection with a serious pedestrian hit and run crash.
The incident occurred on February 10, 2020 at approximately 9:54 p.m., when a pedestrian was walking along the edge of the roadway on Middleford Road, west of Old Furnace Road, Seaford. For unknown reason the pedestrian entered into the travel lane where he was struck by a passing vehicle. The striking vehicle then exited the roadway and struck a guide wire and a wooden fence, causing property damage.
The pedestrian, a 47-year-old male from Seaford, was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
Through investigative measures, Smith was identified as the driver of a teal Mazda Pickup truck that fled the scene.
On February 13, 2020, Smith was taken into custody at his residence located in the 23000 block of Mellin Road, Seaford, without incident. He was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with the following:
Smith was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $5000.00 cash only.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 021320 1931