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Updated: Girl, 9, Dies Two Days After Seaford Hit-and-run

Posted: Apr 12, 2018 6:49 PM Updated:

SEAFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police say a 9-year-old girl critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Seaford last week has died from her injuries. 

Police said the incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, and involved a white, 2002 Mazda Protégé that was traveling northbound on German Road, less than a  mile south of Old Furnace Road. Troopers said the girl, who lives on the east side of German Road, had just finished checking the mailbox and was walking back to her home when she was struck by the Mazda.  The car then continued traveling northbound and fled the scene, police said. 

The child sustained major injuries and was removed from the scene by the Delaware State Police helicopter.  She was flown to A.I. Dupont Children’s Hospital where she was listed in critical condition. Just before 11 p.m. Saturday, April 14, the child succumbed to her injuries. 

Following the crash, troopers located the driver of the Mazda, a 21-year-old Seaford man.  Charges have not been filed at this time, according to police. 

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident and asks anyone with information to contact Master Cpl. J. Burns at 302-703-3266.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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