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*Update Name Released* Troopers Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Crash Involving a Pedestrian- Newark


Date Posted: Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Newark- The Delaware State Police have identified the name of the pedestrian who died after being struck by a hit and run vehicle on August 11, 2020, on Ogletown Stanton Road (Rt. 4), Newark, as 27-year-old Aleesha Lingafelt of New Castle, DE.

Troopers investigation has determined the striking vehicle is red with noticeable damage. The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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

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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

Released: 081220 0947

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