Police Release Vehicle Model In Hit-And-Run That Killed A Bicyclist

Dover – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle involved in the May 4th hit-and-run fatal crash with a bicyclist, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said investigators are searching for a 2002-2003 GMC Envoy, possibly maroon in color, with damage to the front grill or hood area, and lower bumper.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. If anyone has information regarding this vehicle they are asked to contact Sergeant J. Wheatley at 302-698-8518. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Dover– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred late last night involving a car and a bicycle, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz.

Bratz said the preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 11:48 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017 as an unknown driver operating a dark sedan southbound on McKee Road approached Kevin S. Freese, 52 of Dover, who was riding his bicycle in the same direction. The vehicle approached the bicycle from the rear and struck the bicycle’s rear tire which caused the victim to be ejected and come to rest on the grassy shoulder along the southbound lane, said Bratz. The dark sedan fled the scene in a southern direction.

Kevin S. Freese, who was not wearing a bicycle helmet was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital Emergency Room where he succumbed to his injuries. Freese did not have on reflective clothing and his bicycle did not have a light on the front or rear. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this collision.

McKee Road in the area of the collision was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Police ask anyone that may have witnessed this crash or that has any knowledge of the crash to contact Sergeant J. Wheatley of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-697-4454.

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