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

Date Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2024

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

On April 19, 2024, at approximately 2:18 a.m., a silver car was driving northbound on Harbeson Road north of Lewes-Georgetown Highway. At the same time, for reasons under investigation, a pedestrian was in the northbound lane of Harbeson Road. The pedestrian was hit by the silver car. A short time later, a smaller white SUV also driving northbound, hit the pedestrian. Both vehicles left the scene.

The victim, a 28-year-old man from Seaford, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. His name is being withheld until his family has been notified.

As of now, surveillance video and images of the vehicles are not available.

Harbeson Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash or might have more information to contact Master Corporal K. Argo by calling (302) 703-3264. 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

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