UPDATED: Pedestrian Killed; Driver Kept Going


A fatal hit-and-run incident involving a pedestrian in the Georgetown area is under investigation, according to Delaware State Police.

This is similar to the suspect vehicle / Image courtesy DSP

At about 6:34 a.m. Thursday, 49-year-old Jamal Woodlin of Lincoln man was walking eastbound on the shoulder of County Seat Highway, just west of Old Furnace Road. A driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and traveled onto the shoulder, striking the man. The man was thrown down an embankment into a shallow ditch.

The driver did not stop at the scene. Woodlin was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to State Police, the vehicle may have been a white 2008-2014 Ford E-Series van with right front end damage.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit would like to hear from anyone who may have information about the crash to call 302-703-3267. Information may also be submitted to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

County Seat Highway was closed in the area of Old Furnace Road for about four-and-a-half hours because of the crash and investigation.