Update with arrest: Police Investigate Hit-and-Run Crash that Injured a 1-year-old

New Castle County Police have arrested 20-year-old Elijah Meredith in connection with a hit-and-run that left a 1-year-old injured in the community of Tuxedo Park

Through an investigation, Traffic Services Unit Detectives determined that Elijah Meredith struck the 1-year-old child with his Mazda sedan.  Detectives learned Elijah Meredith attempted to leave a residence in the unit block of Roosevelt Ave when he struck the child with his vehicle.  Detectives discovered no evidence to indicate that this was an intentional act and furthermore found no evidence that the child was run-over by the vehicle.

Elijah Meredith fled the scene, but was later located and arrested.

Elijah Meredith was charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury, failure to report a collision resulting in injury, driving while suspended and failure to have insurance in possession. He was arraigned and released on $800 unsecured bail.  He was further ordered to have no contact with the victim.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Jonathan Yard at JYard@nccde.org  or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://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.


Elijah Meredith


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