Man charged in Hockessin hit and run death

A Hockessin man has turned himself into police following a deadly hit and run.

According to New Castle County Police, 44-year-old Gabriel Prado has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of a collision causing death.

Prado is accused of striking 27-year-old Phillip Bishop with his car on Friday evening and leaving the scene. He turned himself into police on Tuesday afternoon after police obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Bishop was riding his bicycle south bound on Brackenville Road in Hockessin, when he was hit by a vehicle traveling north bound. Bishop was wearing a helmet with a head lamp, flash light and rear flashing red marker light on his bicycle at the time of the incident.  

A passing motorists noticed an unresponsive Bishop in the road and called police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police at the scene were able to collect evidence to determine that the vehicle involved in the hit and run was a black Audi A4 or S4 model between the years of 2002-2004.

Pardo’s car was seized by police and he’s been arraigned and issued $50,000 secured bail.

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