Driver Killed In Fiery Hit-And-Run Crash Saturday

The Delaware State Police is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in Georgetown Saturday evening.

Officials said on February 03, 2024, at approximately 10:12 p.m., a silver Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound on Wilson Road, approaching the Dupont Boulevard (US-113) intersection. At the same time, a maroon Chevrolet HHR was traveling northbound in the right lane of Dupont Boulevard approaching Wilson Road.

A red Dodge Ram was traveling in the left lane, a short distance behind the HHR. The HHR and the Ram on Dupont Boulevard had a solid green light. The Silverado failed to remain stopped at the solid red light on Wilson Road and entered the intersection according to police. The HHR’s front struck the left side of the Silverado. The Ram collided with the Silverado as it was rotating from the initial impact. The HHR became fully engulfed in fire shortly after the collision.

The driver of the HHR was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Ram, a 33-year-old man from Selbyville, Delaware, was not injured.

The driver and occupant of the Silverado fled the scene.

Dupont Boulevard at the intersection of Wilson Road was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and the roadway was cleared.

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