Police: Pedestrian killed in early morning hit and run crash

1280 Georgetown Hit And Run

GEORGETOWN, Del. – Delaware State Police say an investigation is underway following a fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian.

We’re told the crash happened just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday, in the area of County Seat Highway and Old Furnace Road in Georgetown. According to police, a vehicle was traveling eastbound on County Seat Highway approaching a slight curve when it failed to negotiate the curve in the road and drove onto the shoulder, hitting a 49-year-old Lincoln man who was walking eastbound on the shoulder. The pedestrian was projected down an embankment, landing in a shallow ditch. The vehicle did not stop for the crash.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

Police say a possible vehicle involved in the collision is an unknown colored 2008-2014 Ford E-Series van with right front damage.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to contact Detective Andrew Mitchell at 302-703-3267 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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