DSP asking for public’s help in solving multiple hit and run cold cases

DELAWARE – Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Units are asking for the public’s help in solving multiple cold case fatal hit and runs. Investigators have been working to solve the cases over the years, but leads have run dry.

2017 Dover Hit and Run

The first case happened around 11:48 p.m. on May 4th, 2017 in Dover. Police say an unknown suspect was driving a dark sedan southbound on McKee Road. At the same time, 52-year-old Kevin S. Freese of Dover was riding his bicycle in the same direction. Police say the vehicle hit the bicycle’s rear tire, causing Freese to be ejected. That’s when the vehicle fled the scene in a southern direction.

Police say Freese was not wearing a bicycle helmet, and was taken to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital Emergency Room, where he later died.

Investigators were able to recover a piece of hood molding. They then matched the part number to a GMC Envoy made between 2002 and 2009. Witnesses described the vehicle as a small, dark SUV. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sergeant J. Wheatley at (302) 698-8518.

2019 Georgetown Hit and Run

Police are also investigating a fatal hit and run that happened on December 23rd, 2019 in Georgetown. Around 8:11 p.m., an unknown vehicle was traveling westbound on Zoar Road, west of Fieldwood Drive. Police say the vehicle hit and killed 44-year-old Katrina M. Hudson of Millsboro. She was walking in the westbound lane of Zoar Road.

Police say the suspect vehicle continued westbound on Zoar Road and ultimately fled the scene. At this time, investigators do not have a description of the vehicle. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Sergeant N. DeMalto at (302) 703-3269.

2020 Georgetown Hit and Run

Another deadly hit and run that police are investigating happened on November 5th, 2020 in Georgetown. Police say around 6:34 a.m. a vehicle traveling eastbound on County Seat Highway, just west of Old Furnace Road, was approaching a slight curve. 49-year-old Jamal L. Woodlin of Lincoln was walking in the eastbound shoulder of the roadway.

Police say the suspect vehicle went off the road as it was rounding the curve, hitting Woodlin. Woodlin was thrown down an embankment, and landed in a shallow ditch. The suspect vehicle did not stop. Investigators say the vehicle involved could possibly be a white Ford E-Series van with right front damage. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Sergeant N. DeMalto at (302) 703-3269.

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