Pedestrian critically injured after Del. crash; one arrested

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A man is in custody after troopers say a pedestrian was critically injured as a result of a Delaware crash that happened on Sunday night.

Delaware State Police say just after 9:15 PM, the crash happened as a GMC work van was traveling west bound on County Seat Highway (US 9) approaching Tyndall Road. For unknown reasons, troopers says pedestrian  a pedestrian was walking in the west bound lane, just east of Tyndall Road, which resulted in the front of the van hitting the pedestrian. Authorities report that the van then continued westbound on US 9 without stopping.

According to the report, a witness who was behind the van, called 911 to report the crash and provided a brief description of the vehicle. Law enforcement says a trooper on patrol in the area noticed the vehicle matching the description traveling on Taylor Mill Road. The vehicle was reportedly then reportedly pulled over and the trooper noticed damage to the front of the van, connecting it to the crash involving the pedestrian.

DSP reports that the pedestrian, a 30-year-old Milford man, was critically injured and he was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to Christiana hospital.

According to police, the 25-year-old driver of the van, Isai Vasquez-Cifuentes of Salisbury, man was found to be driving without a license. He was arrested and charged with driving without a license, leaving the scene of a personal injury collision, and failure to report a personal injury collision.The 25-year-old was then turned over to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $2,001 cash only bond.

The road was apparently closed for three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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