Troopers Makes An Arrest In Sandtown Hit-And-Run Case

Nathan W. Jester Jr.

Sandtown – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has arrested a Felton man with the fatal hit and run of a pedestrian that occurred Tuesday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said Nathan W. Jester Jr., 35 of Felton, was arrested at his residence Wednesday September 6, 2017 by detectives and transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Death and Failure to Report a Collision Resulting in Death. He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $4001.00 cash bond.

The incident occurred around 9:07 p.m. Tuesday September 5, 2017 as Roger L. Coberly Jr., 35 of Felton, was walking his dog westbound on the shoulder of Willow Grove Road (SR10) east of Sandtown Road. Nathan Jester was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt westbound on SR10 when he struck Coberly and threw him into a ditch on the north side of the roadway near his residence. Jester then continued westbound without stopping.

Roger Coberly was pronounced dead at the scene by Kent County Paramedics. His dog was able to run back to the residence and was uninjured.

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Sandtown – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the incident occurred around 9:07 p.m. Tuesday September 5, 2017 as Robert L. Coberly, 35 of Felton, was walking his dog westbound on the shoulder of Willow Grove Road (SR10) east of Sandtown Road. An unknown make and model vehicle was traveling westbound on SR10 when it struck Coberly and threw him into a tax ditch on the north side of the roadway near his residence. The vehicle then continued westbound without stopping.

Robert Coberly was pronounced dead at the scene by Kent County Paramedics. His dog was able to run back to the residence and was uninjured.

SR10 between Sandtown Road and Mahon Corner Road was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. If anyone has any information in reference to this crash or the hit and run vehicle, they are asked to contact Sergeant J. Wheatley at 302-698-8528. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet a

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Sandtown – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a fatal hit and run pedestrian crash, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the incident occurred around 9:07 p.m. Tuesday September 5, 2017 in the area of the 1000 block of Willow Grove Road (SR10) east of Sandtown Road and involves a pedestrian struck by a car. The pedestrian was been pronounced dead at the scene

An unknown type of car fled westbound on SR10, possibly into Maryland, according to Fournier.

SR10 between Sandtown Road and Mahon Corner Road was closed in the area as Troopers investigated.

Sandtown is 20 miles Southwest of Dover.

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