Police have identified the Wilmington man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash near Newark early Saturday morning, according to Delaware State Police.
The crash occurred at around 2:39 a.m. when Ismail Hassan-El, 42, was lying in the middle of the right through lane of Sunset Lake Road north of Old Baltimore Pike for "unknown reasons," police said.
Then, a dark-colored four-door passenger vehicle, which was traveling north in the right lane of Sunset Lake Road, fatally struck Hassan-El before it continued traveling north, police said. Hassan-El was pronounced dead at the scene.
Northbound Sunset Lake Road was closed for about three hours while officers investigated.
No further details were immediately available.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Alexander at 302-365-8484 or by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.
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This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Police identify Wilmington man killed in Newark-area hit-and-run crash