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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Wilmington- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal hit and run pedestrian accident that occurred Saturday night on Naamans Road east of Marsh Road.
On November 21, 2020, at approximately 9:38 p.m., a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Naamans Road in the left lane in the direction of Darley Road. A 40-year-old female from Wilmington was crossing Naamans Road from an unknown direction but was in the left lane of eastbound Naamans Road. The font left of the vehicle struck the pedestrian in the left lane which resulted in the pedestrian landing in the left turn lane of Naamans Road. The vehicle then fled the scene in an unknown direction of travel. A 2017 Chevrolet Volt operated by a 58-year-old female from Wilmington was traveling westbound on Naamans Road in the left turn lane in the direction of Marsh Road. The operator was unable to observe the pedestrian in the left turn lane which resulted in the pedestrian being struck. The vehicle came to a controlled stop and stayed on scene after the collision. The operator and 60-year-old male of Wilmington, 30-year-old male of Trumansburg, NY, and 45-year-old female of Trumansburg, NY passengers were not injured.
Identification of victim is pending notification to next of kin.
The hit and run vehicle may be black in color with heavy front left, left side damage, and missing the driver’s side mirror.
This crash remains an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact Delaware State Police Troop 2 Crash Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8485. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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