Police Release Photos of SUV Wanted in Hit-Run That Killed Delaware Father of 2

The motorist who struck a father of two on a Delaware highway and left him to die on the side of the road remains free, and police are asking the public's help to track the person down.

Delaware State Police on Wednesday released surveillance images showing a dark-gray SUV captured on video traveling northbound on Lancaster Pike at the time of the deadly hit-and-run, which happened Sunday, Feb. 28 in Hockessin.

Jeremiah McCarthy, 34, a father of two young children, was walking across Lancaster Pike (Route 41) near Ace Memorial Drive about 9:30 p.m. that night after stopping to see his father at a nearby VFW Post when the vehicle struck him.

The striking vehicle didn't stop, police said. McCarthy died at the scene.

Police said they believe the SUV that appears in the surveillance footage may be a Ford or Chevrolet, and may have damage to its front right side. Investigators are also asking that a person seen on surveillance video riding a motorcycle passing the scene of the crash shortly after it happened to come forward.

Anyone with information should call Cpl. John Forester at 302-365-8485 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tipsters can also text 274637 a tip using the keyword "DSP."

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