Seaford, DE – Troopers are investigating a hit and run collision involving a teenage bicyclist that occurred west of Seaford early Thursday evening.
The incident occurred around 7:00 p.m. Thursday October 15, 2015 as Melleca D. Butler Jr., 17 of Seaford, was bicycling southbound on Woodpecker Road approaching Old Carriage Road. An unknown vehicle, possibly a General Motors SUV, was also traveling southbound on Woodpecker Road and struck the bicyclist from behind, ejecting the teen from the bicycle onto the ground and into a cornfield just west of the roadway. The unknown vehicle fled the scene after the collision. A passerby observed a bicycle tire and shoe in the roadway and stopped to check the area when he observed the youth in the field. He then contacted 9-1-1 to report the incident.
Melleca Butler, who was not reported to be wearing a helmet, was airlifted from the scene by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 2) to Christiana Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Troop 5 at 302-337-1090. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."