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State Police Investigates Fatal Hit and Run Crash

Date Posted: Sunday, February 4th, 2024

Google map screenshot of US-113 northbound at Wilson Road

The Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred in Georgetown Saturday evening.

On February 03, 2024, at approximately 10:12 p.m., a silver Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound on Wilson Road, approaching the Dupont Boulevard (US-113) intersection. At the same time, a maroon Chevrolet HHR was traveling northbound in the right lane of Dupont Boulevard approaching Wilson Road. A red Dodge Ram was traveling in the left lane, a short distance behind the HHR. The HHR and the Ram on Dupont Boulevard had the solid green light. The Silverado failed to remain stopped at the solid red light on Wilson Road and entered the intersection. The HHR’s front struck the left side of the Silverado. The Ram collided with the Silverado as it was rotating from the initial impact. The HHR became fully engulfed in fire shortly after the collision.

The driver of the HHR was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Ram, a 33-year-old man from Selbyville, Delaware, was not injured.

The driver and occupant of the Silverado fled the scene.

Dupont Boulevard at the intersection of Wilson Road was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and the roadway was cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal J. Smith by calling (302) 703-3267. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 847-3333.

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

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