Delaware State Police

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Hit and Run on Kirkwood Highway

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Wilmington (19808) – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that killed a pedestrian early this morning.

The incident occurred around 12:35 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 as a 50-year-old Wilmington female was initially observed walking in the vicinity of the intersection of Kirkwood Highway (SR2) and Farrand Drive.  She was then observed by witnesses crossing from the south side of SR2 towards the north side of the roadway when she stepped into the path of what was described as a dark colored pickup truck.  After the collision, the vehicle continued westbound on SR2 without stopping.

The 50-year-old victim, who was not carrying a light or crossing in a designated pedestrian crosswalk, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Kirkwood Highway in the area of Farrand Drive was closed for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Sergeant D. Alexander at 302-365-8484.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Released: 093017 0900

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