Delaware State Police

*Update #3* Driver Identified and Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Crash-Seaford

Dwayne R. Mcconnell
Dwayne R. McConnell

Seaford– The Delaware State Police have identified and arrested the driver in connection with a fatal pedestrian hit and run crash.

The incident occurred on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at approximately 5:05 p.m. as a white, 2002 Mazda Protégé was traveling northbound on German Road, approximately .7 miles south of Old Furnace Road. The 9-year-old child that resides on the east side of German Road had just finished checking the mailbox and was walking back to her residence when she was struck by the Mazda.  The Mazda continued northbound, fleeing the scene. 

The 9-year-old sustained major injuries and was removed from the scene by the Delaware State Police helicopter.  She was flown to A.I. Dupont Children’s Hospital where she was listed in critical conditions.

On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at approximately 10:49 p.m., the 9-year-old child succumb to her injuries.

Through investigative measures, Troopers located the operator of the Mazda, 21-year-old   Dwayne R. McConnell of Seaford. On Monday, April 16, 2018, McConnell was charged with Operation of a Vehicle Causing Death of Another Person, Inattentive Driving, Leaving Scene of a Collision Resulting in Death, Failure to Report a Collision Resulting in Injury or Death, and Possession of Marijuana.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $6,151.00 unsecured bond. 

Click on link for original release: *Traffic Advisory* Pedestrian Struck Has Road Closed- Seaford

*Update* Troopers Investigating Serious Pedestrian Hit and Run Crash-Seaford

*Update #2* Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Crash-Seaford

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident, and asked 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, via the internet at

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 041618 1623


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