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*Update – Victim Identified, Possible Suspect Vehicle * Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision


Date Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2022

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal motor vehicle collision on September 24, 2022, in the Lewes area as Thomas Belfield, 62, of Milton, Delaware.

Investigators from the Collision Reconstruction Unit have provided a photograph of a vehicle similar to that involved in this incident. The suspect vehicle may possibly be a 2004-2008 white Ford F-150 utility pickup truck, and it should have damage to its right front headlight assembly and passenger-side mirror. Actual photographs of the suspect vehicle are depicted below.

Suspect Vehicle
Suspect Vehicle
Suspect Vehicle
Suspect Vehicle

Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Corporal J. Smith by calling 302-703-3267. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

Released: 092622  1432

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