Troopers Say Fatal Hit-And-Run Driver, Vehicle Located

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has located the alleged driver and vehicle which struck and killed a Wilmington man, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said 49-year-old Kevin Price of Wilmington, was struck and killed as he walked along Governor Printz Blvd., just south of Seton Drive, at approximately 1:50 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

On Wednesday, February 27, through a variety of investigative measures and leads, investigators located a 2002 Chevrolet Impala in the 1400 block of Philadelphia Pike. Austin said investigators have confirmed that the Impala is the vehicle that fled the scene of the crash.

A 66-year-old Wilmington man has identified as the driver of the vehicle, at the time of the incident.

No charges have been filed at this time, however the investigation is active and ongoing.

 

Update

The Delaware State Police have identified Kevin Price, 49, of Wilmington, as the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle, at approximately 1:50 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019, on Governor Printz Blvd., just south of Seton Drive.

Original Report

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian that was reported at approximately 1:50 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

The initial investigation has determined that an unknown vehicle was traveling southbound on Governor Printz Blvd. in the right lane, just south of Seton Drive, and struck a 49-year-old Wilmington man, who was walking in the roadway, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the victim was thrown in a southerly direction, coming to rest on the right shoulder of southbound Governor Printz Blvd. The striking vehicle then fled the scene without stopping, said Austin.

The victim was discovered by a passing motorist so an exact time of the crash is unknown at this time.

The victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, was wearing all dark clothing, with no reflective material and was not carrying a light. Impairment on his behalf is undetermined at this time.

The southbound lanes of Governor Printz Blvd. were closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.

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