Driver sought in Oct. 19 hit and run formally charged

SEAFORD – Delaware State Police formally charged the driver of a vehicle involved in an Oct. 19 hit and run that left a Seaford teen seriously injured.

After turning himself in to troopers at Troop 7, Justin J. Trice, 26, of Easton, Md., was charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury, inattentive driving/causing serious physical injury and failure to report a collision resulting in injury.

Mr. Trice was arraigned and released on his own recognizance, state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

Melleca Butler, the teen who was struck while riding his bicycle on Woodpecker Road by the 1999 GMC Sonoma driven by Mr. Trice, remains hospitalized, but his condition has been upgraded to stable, Cpl. Fournier said.

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