The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the fatal crash involving a hit and run driver who struck and killed a 90-year-old Milford man last evening.


The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the fatal crash involving a hit and run driver who struck and killed a 90-year-old Milford man last evening.

Troopers responded to the crash at approximately 9:08 pm in the area of S. Rehoboth Blvd - approximately .1 tenth of a mile south of the corporate limits of Milford - after a passing motorist discovered a person lying on the southbound shoulder of the roadway.

The ensuing investigation revealed Paris M. Sharp, 90 of Milford was walking across S. Rehoboth Blvd when an unknown vehicle struck him. After the collision, the striking vehicle fled the scene. Sharp was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital where he died of injuries sustained in the crash.

Sharp was wearing dark colored clothing, had no light in his possession and was not crossing at a designated crosswalk. The investigation is continuing and investigators have no suspect vehicle description. The DSP is asking for anyone who may have information on this crash to contact investigators at 697-4455 ext 213 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

The road was closed for approximately 2 hours as investigators examined the scene. The crash remains under investigation.