Newark, Delaware – A hit-and-run incident in front of Newark Free Library on Monday night claimed the life of an elderly woman.
The victim was identified to be 76-year-old Helen Yang from the 300 block of E Main Street. Preliminary investigations by Newark Police were released on Tuesday.
Yang was struck by the vehicle as she crossed the street in front of 750 Library Avenue at around 8:30 in the evening of Monday.
The car that struck her was believed to be a four-door Honda Accord that was traveling southbound. The vehicle failed to stop after the accident happened, said the police.
Other drivers pulled over and attempted to help the victim. One driver, Jonathan Feliciano, blocked his car so that other motorists will not hit the victim. Feliciano contacted 911 whilst a couple initiated CPR to the victim yet, to no avail.
Yang did not make it and she perished on site. She was identified on Tuesday afternoon after her family was notified.
Police say that the vehicle involved might be a 1998 to 2002 Accord that probably has a damaged right side front end, specifically the rear view mirror.
Newark Police asks anyone with information with regards to the incident to come forward and contact Newark Police Cpl. Thomas Smith via e-mail or contact 302-366-7111. Anonymous tips are catered by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 and lastly, through online.
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