Police continue to investigate a fatal hit and run collision in Elsmere

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Police who are investigating a fatal hit and run accident in Elsmere say the bicyclist who was struck died from his injuries on Tuesday January 5, 2021.

ELSMERE (DE): Delaware State Police say they are continuing to investigate the fatal hit and run accident that involved a bicyclist who recently died from his injuries.

Police say the collision occurred on westbound Kirkwood Highway west of North Woodward Avenue on December 24, 2020, around 7:15 p.m.

According to police, a 27-year-old man from Wilmington was traveling on a bicycle on the right shoulder of westbound Kirkwood Highway just east of the entrance ramp to northbound RT-141. Police say as the victim crossed over the entrance to the 141 ramp, An unknown vehicle that was traveling in the right lane of westbound Kirkwood Highway struck him.

Police say after the collision, the vehicle that struck the victim fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The 27-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this accident. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective J. Foraker by calling 302-365-8485. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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