Hartly man surrenders in connection to Woodside hit and run crash

Shawn Shane, 37, of Hartly

A Hartly man turned himself in to police, after they say he was involved in a hit and run crash, in Woodside.

Delaware State Police say that on Friday, around 9:00 AM, a 37-year-old man was driving a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck westbound on Walnut Shade Road and stopped in the road, just east of South DuPont Highway.

According to the report, a 53-year-old Magnolia man, driving a 2004 Buick SUV, noticed the truck parked in the roadway. Police say the man then parked in front of the truck as he noticed the 37-year-old passed out behind the wheel. Authorities say that as the 53-year-old man knocked on the window of the truck, the driver, later identified as 37-year-old Shawn Shane of Hartly, woke up and drove into the back of the Buick. Officials say that the driver of the Buick was not injured.

Officials say that the Magnolia man then called 911 which prompted law enforcement and EMS personnel to arrive at the scene. According to the report, as EMS personnel tried to remove Shane from the driver's seat, the 37-year-old placed the vehicle in drive, and drove away almost hitting one of the EMTs and dragging other. Authorities say that neither of the EMTs were injured. Troopers say they found the truck about a mile north of the initial scene on US 13 northbound near Longacre Drive, but the the driver had fled the scene on foot through a development and was not found. DSP says that information inside the vehicle identified 37-year-old Shawn Shane as the driver.

Later that day, around 2:00 PM, authorities say that Shane turned himself in to troopers at Troop 3 near Camden. He was charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony (the truck), reckless endangering first degree, reckless endangering second degree, carrying a concealed dangerous instrument (knife located in vehicle), resisting arrest, possession of marijuana (2.12 grams located in vehicle), possession of drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of a property damage collision, driving while suspended or revoked, failure to have insurance in possession, failure to provide information at a collision scene, inattentive driving, and no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle upon a roadway.

Shane was turned over to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on a $8,153 secured bond.

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