Woman struck in Del. hit-and-run dies from injuries

September 29, 2012 5:08:38 PM PDT
Police say a woman who was struck in a hit-and-run crash in Delaware on Tuesday has died from her injuries.

52-year-old Maria V. Eldreth suffered multiple traumatic injuries after being struck by a car on Corporate Boulevard near the Pencader Corporate Center.

Eldreth was walking to work with her friend Judith Johnson when both women were run down.

The driver never stopped as Johnson yelled after him. She was treated for minor injuries.

Eldreth took the brunt of the impact and was originally taken to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. She was taken off life support and later died Friday evening.

The vehicle involved, a small SUV, was spotted on surveillance video. Police found the car and the driver Tuesday night a little over 12 hours after the accident.

Police are not saying where the vehicle was found, and they are not identifying the driver since charges are pending.

Johnson was overcome with emotion when she heard police have found the vehicle and the driver who hit them.

"They caught him, and I just want to thank everybody for all their support and their help," she said.

As the investigation continues, Delaware State Police ask anyone with information to call the Crash Reconstruction Unit at Troop 2 at 302-834-2620 Ext 278 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or through www.tipsubmit.com


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