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Hit and run

Newark Police investigate fatal crash


Editor's note: This article was updated at 3:22 p.m., May 1.

10:24 a.m., May 1, 2012--Newark Police are seeking the public's assistance in the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred around 8:38 p.m., Monday, April 30, on Library Avenue just south of Ogletown Road.

According to police, a woman was crossing Library Avenue from the College Square Shopping Center in front of the Newark Free Library when she was struck by a vehicle traveling south. The vehicle did not stop. 

Several passing motorists stopped to render aid to the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. She has been identified by police as Helen Yang, 76, of the 300 block of East Main Street, Newark.

According to police, the vehicle involved in the accident may be a 1998-2002 four-door Honda Accord and that it may be black in color. The vehicle may have front end or right side damage, particularly in the area of the right passenger mirror.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. Thomas Smith of the Newark Police Traffic Unit at 302-366-7111 or Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information also can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or, where a reward may be available. 

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