BREAKING NEWS: Police searching for hit-and-run driver in ACTS crash

Date Published: 
June 12, 2017

UPDATE: See video of the incident here: https://videopress.com/v/rclcKl91

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a serious hit-and-run crash in the parking lot of the Atlantic Community Thrift Shop in Clarksville that left a male pedestrian injured on Monday morning.

Police said the crash occurred on Monday, June 12, around 10:57 a.m., as a 69-year-old Bethany Beach man was standing near the passenger side of a 2016 Ford Econoline box truck in the parking lot of ACTS, located at 34634 Atlantic Avenue.

They said an unknown make and model red vehicle entered the parking lot, drove in a northeast direction and struck the right side of the box truck and subsequently pinned the pedestrian in between the vehicles. After impact, police said, the vehicle stopped and the driver and passenger switched positions.

The victim was treated at the scene by the Sussex County paramedics and was transported by ambulance to Beebe Healthcare, where he was admitted with multiple injuries, police reported.

Troopers continued to collect and analyze evidence at the scene to determine make and model of the striking vehicle. The parking lot in the area of the collision was closed for approximately an hour while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Troopers on Monday were attempting to locate the driver and vehicle that fled the crash and requested anyone with information in reference to this incident contact Cpl. T. Wright at Troop 4 at (302) 752-3898. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”