Vehicle only described as "maroon or red."

The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious hit-and-run crash in Lincoln that left a pedestrian in critical condition Sunday evening.

The preliminary investigation indicated the crash occurred on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5:44 p.m., as a 21-year-old New Castle man was walking on northbound Dupont Boulevard (Route 113), in the area of East Hudson Pond Road. An unknown vehicle traveling northbound Route 113 struck the pedestrian, stopped briefly on the nearby shoulder and then continued northbound.

The pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was removed from the scene by EMS.  He was initially transported to the Milford Memorial Hospital before being flown to Christiana Hospital for further treatment. Impairment appears to have been a contributing factor on the pedestrian's behalf.

The striking vehicle is of an unknown make and model but was described as maroon or red in color. The vehicle should have front-end damage to the hood, bumper and lights. The vehicle is also missing a driver’s side mirror and may have a ruptured radiator.

Northbound Route 113, in the area of East Hudson Pond Road, was closed for three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. They are attempting to locate the driver and vehicle that fled this crash and request anyone with information to contact Sargent A. Mendez at 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at