Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Crash Involving Pedestrian-Ellendale

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Ellendale– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred around 10:48 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 as an unknown vehicle with an unidentified operator was traveling northbound on South Old State Road (CR 213), north of Robbins Road (CR 579). A pedestrian, 53-year-old woman from Ellendale was walking in an unknown direction in near the edge of the roadway.  As the unknown vehicle approached the pedestrian, its right side mirror and possibly front headlight struck her, causing her to be thrown onto the grass on the side of the road.

After the impact, the unknown vehicle fled the scene northbound.

The 53-year-old pedestrian, who wore dark clothing and not carrying a light was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.  Her name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

South Old State Road north of Robbins Road was shut down for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident and asks anyone with information to please contact Master Corporal  J. Burns at  (302) 703-3266. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of 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 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us. 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 111717 0645

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