Dover Police Release Video Of Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Vehicle

The Dover Police Department continues to investigate the fatal hit and run accident that occurred on Friday, July 5th, 2019 in the area of Forrest Avenue (Route 8) and Independence Boulevard.  Investigators continue to look for clues and additional video but are releasing the above image and the video below that shows the dark colored suspect vehicle fleeing eastbound after the crash, said M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111 and ask for Officer Nicolosi. Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.


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Original Report

The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, July 5th and is also seeking a second driver involved in the incident, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said at approximately 8:48 PM, Brandon Pleines, 21, of Dover, was operating a Toyota Rav-4, eastbound on Route 8/Forrest Avenue, approaching Independence Blvd. According to witnesses, an unknown large dark blue or black sedan was in the left lane, to the side of Pleines vehicle when it merged into the right lane, striking the driver side of Pleines vehicle.

Photos from the scene can be found in the comments of our previous post.

The initial collision caused Pleines’ Rav-4 to swerve to the right, striking a curb which then caused the vehicle to roll over several times, striking a light pole and a mailbox. The suspect, described as being a black male, then turned off the headlights to his vehicle and fled the area in an eastbound direction, said Hoffman.

As a result of the incident, Brandon Pleines succumbed to his injuries. His passenger also suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

Breaking Report

Dover – Rescue crews are responding to Forrest Ave and Independence Blvd for reports of a rollover crash with injuries.

Dover Firefighters along with Kent County Medics, Trooper 4 and Trooper 2 are en route.

Early indications are that multiple patients are trapped at the crash scene.