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Troopers Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Crash Involving a Pedestrian- Newark


Date Posted: Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Newark- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early this morning.

The crash occurred on August 11, 2020, at approximately 1:06 a.m., when an unknown vehicle was traveling eastbound Ogletown Stanton Road (Rt. 4), East of Churchmans Road. A pedestrian for unknown reasons, was in the right travel lane of eastbound Ogletown Stanton Road, and was wearing dark non reflective clothing and did not appear to be carrying an illumination device. The victim came to a final rest in the right travel lane of Ogletown Stanton Road. The unknown vehicle did not stop for the collision.

The victim, identified as a 27-year-old female from New Castle, DE was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

At this time there is no suspect vehicle information. The Delaware State Police Reconstruction Unit is asking anyone that has information in reference to this crash or information regarding the striking vehicle that left the scene to please contact Det. Calio at Troop 2, (302)-365-8483.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@delaware.gov.

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