Newark, Delaware bus driver arrested in connection to fatal November 2023 hit-and-run crash

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WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- A Newark, Delaware bus driver has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian last November.

On November 27, 2023, police responded to the 100 block of North Monroe Street in Wilmington around 5:50 a.m. after a pedestrian was struck by a DART bus.

Police said before officers arrived at the scene, the bus drove off.

The pedestrian, who has been identified as 38-year-old Glenn DuPont, later died from his injuries. Police said he was already in the roadway before being hit by the bus.

Through the course of their investigation, Wilmington police said they were able to identify 27-year-old Everton Ellis as the driver of the bus.

The case was presented to a grand jury in New Castle County on Monday, which led to an indictment for Ellis.

Ellis was then taken into custody Wednesday without incident, according to police.

He has been charged with operating a vehicle causing the death of another person, as well as leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death.

He was arraigned in New Castle County and released on a $10,000 unsecured bail.

(Correction: A previous version of this story included a second vehicle being involved in the crash. The bus was the only vehicle involved.)