Troopers ID Woman Killed By Hit-And Run Driver In Ellendale


Ellendale – The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the 53-year-old woman from Ellendale that was killed in the Thursday night hit-and-run crash on South Old State Road as Jacqueline Jenkins.

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Ellendale – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred around 10:48 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 as an unknown vehicle with an unidentified operator was traveling northbound on South Old State Road (CR 213), north of Robbins Road (CR 579). A pedestrian, 53-year-old woman from Ellendale was waking in an unknown direction in the area of the east edge of the roadway. As the unknown vehicle approached the pedestrian, its right side mirror and possibly front headlight struck her, causing her to be thrown onto the grass on the side of the road, said Jaffe. After the impact, the unknown vehicle fled the scene northbound, according to Jaffe.

The 53-year-old pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing and not carrying a light was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Her name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

South Old State Road north of Robbins Road was shut down for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident and asks anyone with information to please contact Master Corporal J. Burns at (302) 703-3266. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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