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Police Seek Hit and Run Suspect in Kenton Road Crash 4-12-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-11036

Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 11:31AM

Location:  Kenton Road, just North of College Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a Hit and Run Accident that occurred on Tuesday morning.  At approximately 11:31AM, police responded to the area of Kenton Road, just north of College Road for a vehicle that struck a tree.  Further investigation revealed that an older model black SUV (similar to GMC Jimmy or Chevrolet Blazer according to the victim) began tailgating the female victim on Kenton Road while traveling northbound.  The suspect attempted to pass the victim over a double yellow line, but suddenly sideswiped the driver side of the victim’s vehicle, causing her to go off the roadway and strike a tree.  The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.  The suspect continued to travel northbound on Kenton Road without stopping.  The suspect is described as a heavy-set white male with a goatee.

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