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*UPDATE- Victim Identified* Troopers Investigate Fatal Hit & Run Pedestrian Collision- Wilmington


Date Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Wilmington, DE- Delaware State Police have identified the individual who died Wednesday morning in a fatal pedestrian collision as Jason R. Gooden, 34, of Wilmington.

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, later identified as Jason R. Gooden. The vehicle continued traveling northbound towards the intersection of DE SR 100 and Faulkland Road to an unknown destination.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues 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

Troopers Investigate Fatal Hit & Run Pedestrian Collision- Wilmington

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