Teen killed in hit and run crash, police searching for driver
SALISBURY, Md. – Maryland State Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle believed to be involved in a fatal hit and run that took place late Sunday night in Salisbury.
Police say at around 11:30 p.m., troopers responded to a home off of Outten Road after the parents requested assistance with finding their son, who had gone for a walk earlier and hadn’t been home since. Troopers were searching on foot in the area of the 800 block of Parker Road when they heard a sound on the nearby bypass.
Troopers then responded to the southbound bypass, south of Centre Road, where they found the 14-year-old male victim lying unconscious on the shoulder of the roadway. They rendered immediate emergency care and called for emergency medical services. The teen was taken to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, where he was pronounced dead.
Evidence at the scene reportedly indicated that the victim had been hit by a vehicle. Parts at the scene were used to develop information on the suspect vehicle. Police believe the suspect vehicle is a white 2016 Cadillac Escalade with a Delaware temporary tag. A description of the driver is unknown at this time.
Just before 3:30 a.m. Monday, troopers located the suspect vehicle in a hotel parking lot in the 3000 block of Merritt Mill Road. No one was around the vehicle and no one connected with the vehicle has been located at this time. The vehicle was stored by MSP and will be processed for evidence pursuant to a search warrant.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call the MSP Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101.