(Newark, DE 19702) Earlier today, (May 18) at 5:30 p.m. Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police responded to the unit block of Raven Turn for a report of a vehicle crash involving a toddler. Upon arrival, Officers learned that a 1 year old child had been struck by a vehicle. The child was then transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit was tasked with investigating this incident. When the investigators arrived, they learned that a 25 year old female was operating a Ford 500 and struck the child as she was negotiating the cul-de-sac. The driver stayed in the area until emergency services arrived.

Speed and alcohol were not a factor. Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed this motor vehicle crash to contact New Castle County Police.

This is an active and ongoing investigation; further information will be released as it becomes available.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Hussong at william.hussong@newcastlde.gov 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 Division of Police.

Additionally, if you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302) 395-8000.