The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian that occurred last night in Hockessin.

The investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2016, as Jeremiah McCarthy, 34, of Hockessin, was attempting to cross Lancaster Pike (DE Rt. 41) at Ace Memorial Drive, Hockessin, traveling in an unknown direction. McCarthy was then struck by an unknown make and model vehicle which had been traveling in the northbound lane of DE Rt. 41, and which was being operated by an unknown individual. The force of the impact threw McCarthy onto the right hand shoulder of Rt. 41 just north of Ace Memorial Drive where he came to rest. The striking vehicle fled from the scene and is believed to have continued traveling northbound on Lancaster Pike.

Jeremiah McCarthy, who was not crossing the highway at a designated crosswalk, was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol or drug use on the part of McCarthy is unknown at this time.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Lancaster Pike was closed in both directions at Ace Memorial Drive for a period of time as the crash was investigated and cleared.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Corporal John Forester at 302-365-8485. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637

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