Ellendale woman killed in hit-and-run pedestrian crash

ELLENDALE – A 53-year-old Ellendale woman walking along South Old State Road was killed Thursday night in a hit-and-run crash, Delaware State Police report.

The fatal incident occurred just before 11 p.m. Nov. 16. Investigation revealed an unknown vehicle with an unidentified operator was northbound on South Old State Road (CR 213), north of Robbins Road.

State police identified the deceased woman as Jacqueline Jenkins.

As Ms. Jenkins was walking in an unknown direction along the east edge of the roadway, she was struck by the right-side mirror and possibly the front headlight of the vehicle, said state police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe.

Ms. Jenkins, who was wearing dark clothing and not carrying a light, was thrown onto a grassy area along the road.

The vehicle fled the scene northbound after the impact, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Ms. Jenkins transported by EMS and to Milford Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

South Old State Road north of Robbins Road was shut down for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Delaware State Police’s Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Master Cpl.  J. Burns at 703-3266.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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