Driver Sought After Fatally Striking Pedestrian in Delaware, Fleeing

Police in Delaware are searching for the driver who fled the scene after fatally striking a pedestrian early Tuesday morning.

The incident happened about 6:45 a.m. on northbound DE Rt. 1 at the I-95 northbound on-ramp in Newark.

According to Delaware State Police, a pedestrian was struck by a car. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say after hitting the pedestrian, the driver drove away from the scene.

Northbound Rt. 1 in the area of I-95 northbound is closed to traffic. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

The deadly incident remains under investigation.

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