Troopers Identify Pedestrian Killed In Christmas Eve Hit-And-Run

The Delaware State Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, at approximately 9:02 p.m., Monday, December 24, 2018, on DE Rt. 141 (Centre Rd.) just south of DE Rt. 48 (Lancaster Pike). Troopers said that Bryan K. Lott, 32, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died after the Christmas Eve accident.

Original Story

Greenville-Area – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian that took place Monday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the initial investigation has determined that at approximately 9:02 p.m., Monday, December 24, 2018, two pedestrians were walking northbound on DE Rt. 141 (Centre Rd.) within the right turn lane, for DE Rt. 48 (Lancaster Pike). An unknown make and model vehicle traveling northbound on DE 141 in the right turn lane struck both pedestrians from behind, approximately 400’ south of the intersection with DE 48.

One pedestrian, a 37-year-old Wilmington man, was thrown into a ditch off the east side of the roadway and injured his hand. He was evaluated by EMS on scene and refused medical treatment.

The second pedestrian, a 32-year-old Philadelphia man, was thrown into the roadway where he came to rest in the right thru lane of DE 141 northbound. He was transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

Both pedestrians were wearing all dark clothing without any reflective material, said Austin. Impairment on their behalf is undetermined at this time, added Austin.

After striking the two men, the driver fled the scene, according to Austin. The fleeing vehicle could only be described as being dark gray in color and should be missing the passenger side mirror.

Northbound DE 141 south of DE 48 was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the fleeing vehicle are asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8486.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

Breaking Report

Greenville-Area – At 9:02 this evening rescue crews from the CranstonHeights Fire Company, New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police responded to Route 141 at Lancaster Pike for reports the two pedestrians have been struck.

Reports from the scene indicate that at least one of the patients is seriously injured and is en route to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hosptial in Staton.


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