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Police Search for Vehicle Involved in Fatal Crash 9-2-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-29507

Date/Time:  Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 1:23AM

Location:   South State Street (Northbound), South of Roosevelt Avenue, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Friday morning.  At approximately 1:23AM, officers responded to the area of S. State Street, just south of Roosevelt Avenue for a body in the roadway.  Officers discovered that Gregory Scott Jr. (42) was struck by an unknown vehicle in the northbound lanes of S. State Street.  The victim was dragged approximately 60 feet as the vehicle continued to drive and flee the scene.  Gregory Scott was pronounced dead by Kent County EMS on scene, as a result of the injuries suffered in the accident.  This case remains under investigation at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App