(Newark, DE 19711) The New Castle County Division of Police is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian near the intersection of Verbena Drive and Periwinkle Lane – Newark. On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at approximately 07:31 a.m. Police were dispatched to the Hitchens Farm community in reference to a motor vehicle crash with a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, officers learned that a gray Subaru had struck a 69-year-old male who was walking along Verbena Drive. After striking the pedestrian the vehicle continued on and collided into a tree.

The 69-year-old male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the striking vehicle was identified as a 31-year-old male. The driver was transported to a local hospital in reference to unknown injuries.

The Traffic Services Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. This incident is an active and ongoing investigation and additional details will be released when they become available.

Anyone with information/surveillance video related to this crash is asked to please contact the New Castle County Traffic Services Unit at (302)395-8052 or the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (30)573-2800, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.