Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal motor vehicle collision on September 24, 2022, in the Lewes area as Thomas Belfield, 62, of Milton, Delaware.
Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision involving a cyclist that occurred in the Lewes area on Saturday evening, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.
DeMalto said on September 24, 2022, at approximately 6:40 p.m., a male pedalcyclist was traveling westbound on Fisher Road along the edge of the roadway approximately 0.5 miles west of Beaver Dam Road. At the same time, an unknown make and model white truck with a utility body was traveling westbound on Fisher Road approaching the cyclist’s location. For unknown reasons, the right side of the truck struck the cyclist near the edge of the roadway. The victim was propelled into a grassy area off the road, and the truck continued westbound and failed to stop at the scene said DeMalto.
The pedalcyclist, a 62-year-old male from Milton, Delaware, sustained serious injuries. He was transported via ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. The operator of the white truck remains unidentified. The suspect vehicle may possibly be a 2004-2008 Ford utility truck, and it should have damage to its right front headlight assembly and passenger-side mirror.
No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Corporal J. Smith by calling 302-703-3267. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.