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Update: Missing Harrington Woman (Jan. 5th Gold Alert) Dies in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

UPDATE (January 7th, 2022): On January 5th, 2022 at approximately 11:12 p.m., the Delaware State Police responded to a fatal pedestrian crash in Felton, Delaware. Tonya Coleman was later identified as the victim. For more information on the crash, please visit the following links:
Delaware State Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash
Delaware State Police Identify Victim Involved in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Incident/Complaint#:  50-22-463

Date:  Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:15 p.m.

Location: 600 Block of S. State Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:  Sgt. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Tonya Coleman (55).  Coleman was last seen leaving Bayhealth Kent Campus located at 640 S. State Street at approximately 5:15 p.m. on January 5th, 2022.  Coleman is a white female, 5’6″, 110 pounds, with strawberry blonde hair and hazel eyes. Coleman was last seen wearing a white coat with dark clothing. Coleman has a condition that is concerning for her safety if not properly monitored and treated. Coleman has no ties to the Dover area and may be trying to get back to the Harrington, Delaware area where she resides.

If you have any information regarding Coleman’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 or 911 immediately.

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