Troopers Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Crash Involving a Pedestrian-Smyrna

Smyrna- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian that occurred early this morning.

The crash occurred on August 2, 2020, at approximately 1:21 a.m., when an unknown vehicle(s) were traveling southbound S. Dupont Boulevard (SR 13),  just south of Brenford Road. A pedestrian for unknown reasons, was in the left travel lane of southbound S. Dupont Boulevard and may have possibly been in a low lying position when she was struck by an unknown vehicle(s).  The victim came to a final rest in the left travel lane of southbound S. Dupont Boulevard. The unknown vehicle(s) did not stop for the collision.

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Ashley Clark of Dover, DE was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science for further investigation. 

The roadway was closed for approximately 7 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

At this time there is no suspect vehicle(s) information. The Delaware State Police Reconstruction Unit is asking anyone that has information in reference to this crash or information regarding the striking vehicle(s) that left the scene to please contact Troop 3, at (302)-698-8451.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

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