Monday, September 15, 2014

Driver identified, surrenders in fatal Hockessin hit-and-run

WDEL 1150AM -- The driver in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Hockessin has turned himself in to police.

Police say Gabriel Pardo of Hockessin was behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed bicyclist Phillip Bishop Friday night at Brackenville and Horseshoe Hill Roads.

Police say Pardo left the scene of the accident, leaving Bishop there to die. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pardo is behind bars on $50,000 bail on charges of criminally negligent homicide and fleeing the scene of an accident, causing death.

Police say Bishop was highly visible even on a dark road when he was struck, wearing a helmet with a flashlight and headlamp with a flashing red marker light on his bike.
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