Pedestrian struck, killed in hit-and-run on Route 273

Pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 273 west of New Castle. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

UPDATED STORY: Police identify woman killed in Route 273 hit-and-run

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (12/24/2016) A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run collision this evening west of New Castle.

Delaware State Police say the crash happened about 7:55 p.m. on Christiana Road (Route 273) near East Edinburgh Drive.

Route 273 was closed in the area as police investigated.

No details on the victim and the type of vehicle were available.