Fatal Hit-And-Run Victim Identified, Police Searching

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Salisbury, MD. – Police are investigating a overnight hit-and-run that left a Maryland woman dead. Police said that the operator of an unknown white vehicle remains at large after striking a pedestrian during the early morning hours of March 17, 2017.

Salisbury Hit-And-Run

Authorities have identified the victim as Katina Rone Ballard, 44, of Salisbury, Maryland. Ballard was struck by the suspect vehicle while walking on Naylor Mill Road, near the intersection of North Gate Drive. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Further investigation revealed that on March 17, 2017 at approximately 1:40 a.m., Salisbury Police Officers responded to the intersection of Naylor Mill Road and North Gate Drive for a reported pedestrian hit and run motor vehicle collision.

Officers arrived on scene and located the 44-year-old female victim laying in the roadway. As the initial investigation unfolded it was determined that the victim was walking on Naylor Mill Road in the area of North Gate Drive as the suspect vehicle was traveling west on Naylor Mill Road.

The victim was struck just west of the intersection of Naylor Mill Road and North Gate Drive. The investigation is on-going and the Salisbury Police Department is actively working to identify the suspect vehicle as well as the operator.

Police are asking anyone traveling in the area earlier this morning between the hours of 1:30 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. and may have witnessed this incident to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at (410)548-1776, or the Salisbury Police Department at (410)548-3165.

Original Story

Salisbury, MD. – Early this morning, Friday March 17, 2017 at approximately 1:40 a.m. a Salisbury Police along with Maryland State Police responded to a fatal pedestrian hit & run at Naylor Mill Road and North Gate Road in Salisbury.

The incident occurred near the Delmarva Facility and Lowes just off of Route 13.

Authorities have not released much information about the investigation but are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call police.

Earlier Salisbury Police Tweets that placing the incident on East Gate Street at 2:15 a.m. have been deleted.

Image Credits: Salisbury Police


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