Delaware State Police Badge

Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Asking for Witnesses Following Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Crash in Newark

Date Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Delaware State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of one man early this morning.

On April 13, 2024, at approximately 12:08 a.m., an unidentified vehicle was traveling eastbound on Christiana Road east of South Brownleaf Road.  A pedestrian entered the eastbound lanes of Christiana Road from an unknown location, just west of the South Gerald Drive intersection. At the same time, the unknown vehicle entered the same area and struck the pedestrian. The vehicle then fled the scene.

The victim, a 49-year-old man from Newark, was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead. The identity of the victim will be released once his family has been notified.

Christiana Road was temporarily closed for approximately 3 hours while investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.


Traffic Advisory


Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Senior Corporal M. Calio at (302) 365-8483. 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 you 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

image_printPrint This Page

QR code that leans to the Civilian Careers page

Join our team:

Learn more about Civilian Careers today!

We want to hear from you:

Please tell us how we’re doing via our Citizen Satisfaction Survey.

Logo of Calea, the gold standard in public safety

Leave a comment:

Leave a comment regarding DSP’s Compliance with CALEA Accreditation Standards.

View All News Posts