Elkton Road Hit-And-Run Suspect Turns Himself In To Newark Police


Newark –  After an extensive investigation by the Newark Police Department Traffic Unit, a Rule 9 arrest warrant was obtained for Todd A. Stillman, 29, of Newark, for his involvement in a collision that occurred on 7/6/17 at 11:49 pm on Elkton Road, according to Lieutenant Fred Nelson.

Nelson said the investigation determined that Stillman was operating a black Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck when he struck Kelvin Dottin, 44, who was walking on Elkton Road in the area of Otts Chapel Road.

Stillman did not stop at the scene of the collision. Mr. Dottin died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the collision. Investigators identified Stillman through a combination of physical evidence, surveillance footage, and interviews, according to Nelson.

Stillman was arrested and charged with Leaving Scene of a Collision Resulting in Death on 9/21/17 after turning himself in at the Newark Police Department, according to Nelson. He was later transported to Superior Court for a bond hearing and released on $10,000 unsecured bond.
The Traffic Unit is continuing its investigation of the collision and asks that anyone with information contact Corporal Patrick Craig at 302-366-7100 ext. 3416 or PCraig@newark.de.us

Original Story

Newark – At 9:45 pm the Newark Police Department continues to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on Elkton Road in the area of Otts Chapel Road. The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred on 7/6/17 at 11:46 pm on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of Elkton Road in the area of Otts Chapel Road.

The pedestrian, who has been identified as 44 year old Kelvin Dottin of Newark, DE 19702, was found deceased on 7/7/17 after a witness reported seeing his body on the side of the roadway at approximately 10:00am. The Newark Police Department’s Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Corporal Patrick Craig at 302-366-7100 ext. 3416 or PCraig@newark.de.us

Update

Newark – At approximately 10:00 a.m this morning July 7, 2017, a witness reported seeing a body on the side of Elkton Road in the area of Otts Chapel Road. Officers responded to the area and located a deceased male on the side of the roadway, according to Newark Police Spokesman Fred Nelson.

Nelson said investigators were subsequently able to determine that the male was walking on the south side of Elkton Road when he was struck by a vehicle, which was traveling southbound.

The striking vehicle fled the scene and the police department was not notified at the time of the collision, said Nelson. Investigators have been able to identify the male victim and are in the process of making notification to his family.

Original Story

Newark – At approximately 10 a.m. this morning a patron of the American Spirit Federal Credit Union discovered a deceased male on the side of Elkton Road, according to Newark Police Spokesman Fred Nelson.

Nelson said that Police are currently on scene investigating. The body was found near a drainage ditch at the intersection of Elkton Road and Otts Chapel Road in Newark, according to Nelson.

Nelson said that the cause of death has not been determined.

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