Police Investigate Hit-and-Run that Injures Child

 New Castle County Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that injured a 12-year-old boy in the community of Overview Gardens.

(New Castle, Del. – 19720) Yesterday evening at about 5:40p.m., County Police were called to the unit block of Memorial Drive for a hit-and-run crash with a person injured.  Upon arrival, officers located the 12-year-old victim who was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.  Traffic Services Unit (TSU) Detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.  Through the investigation, detectives learned that the boy was struck by a dark colored sedan as he attempted to cross Memorial Drive.  The vehicle fled towards RT-13.

The victim suffered numerous broken bones and remains hospitalized in stable condition.

TSU Detectives continued the investigation and determined the suspect vehicle to be a 2004-2010 dark colored (blue or black) Chrysler 300 with the driver side mirror missing. The passenger side mirror should have yellow-tinted glass with a chrome back. The side mirror could potentially have the words “Auto Dim” printed on the glass [see attached image for similar vehicle].

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Jon Yard at (302) 395-3609 or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.


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