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Wilmington, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal hit and run pedestrian collision that occurred in Wilmington Wednesday morning.
On September 8, 2021, at approximately 4:14 a.m., troopers received a report of a pedestrian located in the right thru northbound lane of DE SR 100 (South DuPont Road), within the area of the intersection with Taft Avenue. The investigation determined an unknown vehicle was traveling northbound on DE SR 100 in the right thru travel lane when it struck the pedestrian. The vehicle continued traveling northbound towards the intersection of DE SR 100 and Faulkland Road to an unknown destination.
The pedestrian was not wearing any reflective clothing, not carrying a lighted device, or crossing in a crosswalk.
The 34-year-old male pedestrian from Wilmington was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.
Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate this collision. Troopers request anyone who witnessed this collision, resides in the area who may have doorbell or surveillance footage, or any suspect vehicle information to contact Master Corporal John Breen by calling 302-365-8486 or emailing John.Breen@delaware.gov. 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.
DE SR 100 between DE SR 2 and Faulkland Road was closed to vehicular traffic for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
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