Milton cyclist dies following hit-and-run on Fisher Road

September 25, 2022

A cyclist died Sept. 24 after police say he was struck by a truck on Fisher Road.

Thomas Belfield, 62, of Milton was riding a pedalcycle at 6:40 p.m. westbound on Fisher Road about a half-mile west of Beaver Dam Road when he was struck by the right side of a white utility truck traveling westbound on Fisher Road near the edge of the road, said Sr. Cpl. Leonard DeMalto of the Delaware State Police.

Belfield was propelled into a grassy area off the road, DeMalto said, and the truck continued westbound and failed to stop at the scene.

Belfield sustained serious injuries, and he was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased, DeMalto said. The operator of the white truck remains unidentified. The suspect vehicle may possibly be a 2004-08 Ford utility truck, and it should have damage to its right front headlight assembly and passenger-side mirror, DeMalto said.

No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported. The roadway was closed for about three hours while the collision was being investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers ask anyone who witnessed this collision to contact Cpl. J. Smith at 302-703-3267; or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or

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