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Pedestrian In Fatal Hit-And-Run Identified

Georgetown- Delaware State Police have identified the pedestrian who died in a fatal hit-and-run crash on November 5, 2020, on County Seat Highway, just west of Old Furnace Road, as 49-year-old Jamal L. Woodlin of Lincoln, DE.

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Georgetown- Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early this morning.

On November 5, 2020, the crash occurred at approximately 6:34 a.m., when a vehicle was traveling eastbound on County Seat Highway, just west of Old Furnace Road, approaching a slight curve. The pedestrian, a 49-year-old male of Lincoln, was walking eastbound on the shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle failed to negotiate the curve in the road and drove onto the shoulder, striking the pedestrian with the right front. The pedestrian was projected down an embankment, landing in a shallow ditch. The vehicle did not stop for the collision.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

A possible vehicle involved in the collision is an unknown colored 2008-2014 Ford E-Series van with right front damage.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit asks anyone who has information in reference to this crash to contact Detective Andrew Mitchell at 302-703-3267.

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