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Posted on: July 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Crash Investigation


July 7, 2017 at 9:45pm- The Newark Police Department continues to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on Elkton Road in the area of Otts Chapel Road.  The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred on 7/6/17 at 11:46pm on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of Elkton Road in the area of Otts Chapel Road.  The pedestrian, who has been identified as 44 year old Kelvin Dottin of Newark, DE  19702, was found deceased on 7/7/17 after a witness reported seeing his body on the side of the roadway at approximately 10:00am.  The Newark Police Department’s Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Corporal Patrick Craig at 302-366-7100 ext. 3416 or


Previous Release:

July 7, 2017-  At approximately 10 AM on this date a witness reported seeing a body on the side of Elkton Road in the area of Otts Chapel Road.  Officers responded to the area and located a deceased male on the side of the roadway.  Investigators were subsequently able to determine that the male was walking on the south side of Elkton Road when he was struck by a vehicle, which was traveling southbound.  The striking vehicle fled the scene and the police department was not notified at the time of the collision.  Investigators have been able to identify the male victim and are in the process of making notification to his family. 


This press release will be updated when additional information is received.

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