Police investigate fatal hit-and-run accident
By Steven Hoffman
The Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information about a fatal hit-and-run accident in West Nottingham Township.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Route 272 with Cemetery Road and Union Square Road on Aug. 6 at approximately 1:41 a.m. Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police, Avondale Barracks, were dispatched to the above location after the report of a pedestrian laying in the roadway.
The police arrived within minutes. Troopers immediately began providing care to the victim, who was later identified as Nicholas Sullins. The 23-year-old suffered serious injuries. The EMS arrived on the scene shortly after and immediately transported Sullins to Christiana Hospital. The scene was further processed, and it is believed that the victim was struck by a vehicle. The driver of that vehicle then left the scene after the crash. Sullins died as a result of his injuries on Aug. 14.
The patrol units and the Criminal Investigations Unit are working together to continue this investigation and have obtained several surveillance videos that were located in the area. The footage is actively being reviewed and depicts several vehicles in that area prior to or just after the crash occurred.
The police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing any information they may have regarding this incident. Law enforcement officials are asking residents in this area with Ring doorbells, Nests, or other home and property surveillance devices to review footage between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 6. If you see something that you think may be insignificant, it could actually be of great importance to this investigation. Please contact the Pennsylvania State Police, Avondale Barracks, at 610-268-2022, with any information.