Driver flees after pedestrian struck, killed in Bear

SUV crashed into Alpha Worship Center after fatally striking a pedestrian. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (3/26/2017) A pedestrian died after being struck by an SUV early today off U.S. 40 west of New Castle, the Delaware State Police said. The SUV then struck a parked vehicle and the Alpha Worship Center, and the driver fled on foot.

The fatal collision happened about 1:25 a.m. Saturday near El Nuevo Rodeo, 2000 Firedancer Lane.

Police said the pedestrian was walking in the parking lot of the restaurant when struck by a Cadillac Escalade.

The pedestrian was treated by New Castle County paramedics, then taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Stanton and pronounced dead.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Police asked anyone with information to call Master Cpl. J. Aube at 302-365-8483.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or