Big Rig Ruled Out In “Hit-And-Run” That Left Delaware Man Dead, Two Vehicles Identified

Maryland State Police says further investigation into a hit-and-run accident has revealed more evidence from the scene that links the crash to other vehicles involved.

Investigators now believe the crash occurred at approximately 4:00 a.m., not at 3:41 a.m. as originally stated. Additional information gleaned through further investigation of the crash has ruled out the blue and white truck, initially listed as a vehicle of interest.

During the investigation, video surveillance of the area where the crash occurred developed additional vehicles of interest. One vehicle was identified as a white Ford Edge. On 8/22/2022 that vehicle was located and identified as a 2009 Ford Edge, according to police. The vehicle has been seized and is being stored at the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack pending further investigation.

Another vehicle of interest has been developed as being involved in the crash after forensic analysis of vehicle debris at the scene identified the parts as belonging to a Kia Soul, believed to be a light colored Kia Soul between the model years 2016 and 2019.

Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101.

Original Release

Maryland State Police are searching for the vehicle and driver believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash early Tuesday morning in Wicomico County, according to officials.

Authorities said the preliminary investigation revealed that the male victim was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of U.S. Route 13 from a center median cross-over near Oliphant Street in Salisbury. Investigators believe he traveled into lane number three where he was struck by a commercial vehicle in a bobtail configuration. The bobtail was not pulling a trailer.

Video surveillance of the crash shows the incident occurred at 3:41 a.m. The truck appeared to be traveling northbound in lane three. Video of the truck identifies it as a blue truck with a sleeper berth with a white stripe down the side.

The victim is identified as Colin Henny Lin, 29, of Lewes, Delaware. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical service personnel. Lin was operating an Apollo motorized scooter at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist in identifying the owner or operator of the commercial vehicle is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101 or Corporal Kevin Moore of the Maryland State Police Crash Team at 410-819-4721.

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