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Delaware State Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Hit & Run Accident- Elsmere


Date Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Elsmere- Delaware State Police continue to investigate a fatal hit and run collision that occurred on westbound Kirkwood Highway west of North Woodward Avenue.

On December 24, 2020, at approximately 7:17 p.m., a 27-year-old male of Wilmington was traveling on a bicycle on the right shoulder of westbound Kirkwood Highway just east of the entrance ramp to northbound RT-141. An unknown vehicle was traveling in the right lane of westbound Kirkwood Highway, behind the bicyclist.  The bicyclist continued westbound into the entrance of the RT-141 entrance ramp and was struck by an unknown section of the vehicle. After the collision, the vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The 27-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this accident. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective J. Forester 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 debra.reed@state.de.us.

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