Wilmington Police search for suspects in hit-and-run death of woman in wheelchair

Three drivers struck a woman in a wheelchair who was trying to cross a Delaware street.  None of them stopped.  The woman is dead.

Delaware State Police say the fatal incident happened Tuesday night at about 6:35 p.m. on South Market Street just outside of the City of Wilmington border.  Investigators say it appears the woman was trying to cross the southbound lanes of the roadway near the Fairview Inn entrance.  As she tried to get across in her wheelchair, she was struck first by a gold-colored SUV or truck.  She was thrown from her wheelchair and hit by two other vehicles.  None of the drivers stopped after striking the victim. 

58-year-old Edith McFarland of Wilmington was pronounced dead at the scene.  The State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident, and is searching for a gold truck or SUV with damage to the front end and grill.  A description of the other two vehicles is not available. 

Anyone who can assist in the investigation is asked to call police at 302-834-2620 extension 275, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.  Information may also be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com, or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), keyword DSP. 

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